Francesco Barbieri (born in Pisa, Italy, 1976), former a graffiti writer, is an artist on the contexts of urban areas on different layers. His unique visual language conveys feelings spreading from the streets he has been exploring for years .
Travelling has become one of the essential elements of his art: he visited several times, amongst others, New York, Berlin, Stockholm, and S.Francisco with the only aim to discover the darkest and most forlorn corners of every city.
Tunnels, underways, stations and abandoned factories have their own special appeal that serves as an unlimited source of inspiration. Francesco’s artistic search targets scenes that portray industrial and railway landscapes, abandoned locations, ran-down suburbs and he tries to capture the impressions developed by a long time spent in such environments.
Francesco has also partaken in multidisciplinary projects and performances in the fields of fashion, architecture, graphic design and television.
He lives and works in Pisa.