Francesco Jacobello | The Work
Born in Militello in Val Di Catania, Sicily, Francesco Jacobello grew up surrounded by art and artistic expressions. These external circumstances have helped shape his art practice by simultaneously allowing for his own personal and artistic language to develop. A core inspiration behind his works comes from the personal connection with his environment, and especially the wish to immortalize expressions and feelings that draw oneself to people, places and situations.
Jacobello categorizes his art within a new generation of artists who are influenced by the Italian Classics, but remain connected with the urban feel of contemporary practices in the present art world.
To provide a deeper perspective of his art, he shares one of his personal testimonies: ‘Every artist has an unspoken desire to construct a bound between his creations and the public. It is not about fame or recognition, but about telling your story in such a way that is their story too. And in the case of expressing this through the visual arts, this mammoth task becomes a part of one’s daily routine, even though it is something you do not glimpse as your usual daily concern in life.’
Jacobello has exhibited in various venues in the UK and Europe and his works are part of public and private collections around the world including Italy, Australia, England, France, Switzerland, USA (California, New York and Florida), Canada, Germany and Brazil.
Studies in the art of the ceramics, Caltagirone (CT), Sicily –
Various courses on restoration in stone, Parma, Bergamo and Milan (Italy)
2000: Solo Exhibition: BAROCCO BLUE, Shenfield Library, Essex, UK
2002: Solo Exhibition: MEMORIES FROM MY SECRET GARDEN, Basildon Library, Ingatestone Library and Shenfield, Essex, UK
2006: Solo Exhibition: ANGELI IN ATTESA, Uxbridge Library, London
2007: Solo Exhibition: RITRATTI ASTRATTI, Uxbridge Library, London
2010: Solo Exhibition: STUDI CLASSICI, Shenfield Library, Essex
2011: Flashback. Group Exhibition, Brick Lange Gallery, London
2012: Solo Exhibition: RITRATTI SCRITTI, Shenfield Library, Essex, UK
2013: Group Exhibition, Click Clock Gallery, Croydon, London,
2013: Solo Exhibition: RITRATTI SCRITTI, Brentwood Library, Essex, UK
1988: 1st Prize, Estemporanea Calatine (Caltagirone. Sicily, Italy)
1989: 1st Prize, Estemporanea Calatine (Caltagirone, Sicily, Italy)
1990: 1st Prize, Estemporanea Calatine (Caltagirone, Sicily, Italy)
Poster and set design for ‘The Ass and the Philosopher’ for London semi-professional group Argosy Players performance at the Playhouse Theatre, also featured on Channel 5’s programme ‘The Show Must go on’ hosted by Sir David Jason, March London 2010
Poster and set designs for London Based theatre group Argosy Players including the following plays:
- Judgement at Nuremberg
- The Wild Duck
- Sleeping Beauty
- Hansel and Gretel
- Rome and Juliet
- Once a Catholic
Portrait commissions to private collectors in UK and Europe.
2012, International Contemporary Artists Vol V, ICA Publishing (USA), Eve Lemonidou (Editor and Curator)