Created on September 25, 2021
SS 18 Tirrena Inferiore, 24, 80045 Pompei SA, Italy


”The casts show us the moment. They have such strength in telling us that precise moment that we can only feel intimidated in front of them. The void, almost as if it were a miracle, is filled through a simple technique to bring light to a piece of history, a soul, a body, a moment, or a life. Being able to see the exact moment of a normal day two thousand years ago is what makes Pompeii unique: on one hand, the objects and places show us the calm of everyday life, on the other hand, the tragedy, reflected in the victims, the casts.

 My work is inspired by people, to bring to light, to feel part of what happened in 79 AD. A large cutout of a human figure, mixed with the colors of the wall, trying not to create a visual invasion. Different shades of gray, and transparency. As if it were yet to be discovered. With parts that recall the aesthetics of casts, and with parts of the body, of flesh.

 My proposal is not to generate an intimidating artwork for passers-by but to make us reflect on that instant of all these people who have come back to light today and tell us the history. The work, painted in negative, takes much more strength to be looked at through a filter in the photographic camera of any smartphone, where light and shadows are reversed, and you "discover" the life behind the void.” – Bosoletti

Born and raised in Armstrong, a small village in the province of Santa Fe, Argentina, Francisco Bosoletti is gifted with a clear and primal outlook on life, nature, and humanity. His art, which also bears the traits of a universal classicism, manifests itself in a similar way to the mixture of genes that nourishes the skin of migrants. He loves to represent the human figure and mostly uses rollers and brushes, working with a telescopic rod for his large-scale murals. His figurative style is classic, as is his painting technique, but hidden in the classic beauty of his murals there is always a hidden meaning and an unexpected pregnancy of meaning.

 Bosoletti, whose work is particularly influenced by the Neapolitan Baroque and Florentine Renaissance art, has created numerous works all over the world. These include Isis, in the Spanish Quarters of Naples, inspired by the statue of Pudicitia in the Sansevero Chapel, Cuerdas in Minsk, Belarus, and Desencuentro, in Ghent on the occasion of the celebrations for the restoration of the polyptych of the mystical Lamb by Van Eick.

 In Bonito, Irpinia, in 2018, Bosoletti created a masterpiece entitled Genesis: three works to be read as a single artistic project, linked to the theme of fire, the beginning of all things. The work was ranked third in the ranking of the most beautiful murals in the world drawn up by the prestigious international magazine Widewalls. The work was chosen from among 50 murals created around the world (Paris, Berlin, London, New York) by international artists (Banksy, Os Gemeos, Artez, and many others).
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Hunted by Pompei Street Art Festival. Pictures by Claudio Cascone - Pompei Street Festival 2021.