Born in Novara on 11 April 1965, he lives and works in Novara (NO).
Francesco Campanella takes inspiration for his Art from the Urban context, inventing his style from a combination of Informal and Street Art with a multi-material technique on canvas and wood. Every day we see the walls of our cities covered with torn posters, writings and drawings, observing we imagine the characteristics of that society.
He has exhibited in the following locations and has publications, magazines and collaborations, divided as follows for events and exhibitions:
2013: Galleria 809 ArtGallery in "Milan", from informal to hyperrealism, Group 11 collective.
2013: Hall of the Library of "Bogogno" (NO), from informal to hyperrealism, Group 11 Collective.
2013: Castello Sforzesco in "Galliate" (NO), from informal to hyperrealism, Group 11 Collective.
2013: Arte Verona, Roberto Project
2014: Galleria 809 ArtGallery in "Milan", from informal to hyperrealism, Group 11 collective.
2014: Galleria 809 ArtGallery of “Milano” two personal, ”Campanella-Rossi“.
2014: Civic Museum C. Ottone Vigevano (PV), Collective Group 11.
2014: Finalist of the Gaudenziano Prize, City of Novara.
2015: L. Bandera Foundation, Collective Group 11.
2015: Spazio Musseale Gallery “Sabrina Falzone“ Milan, Group 11 collective exhibition.
2016: Finalist of the national exhibition-competition "Art Prize" cultural center "La Riseria" - Novara.
2016: Gattinara (VC), 1st Prize Winner, at the "2nd Contemporary Art Competition, Villa Paolotti.
2016: Exhibition of 100 Works of Art for 100 Years of Lions-Salone Arrengo Broletto-Novara.
2016: 2nd "City of Gattinara" Contemporary Art Competition, Villa Paolotti Gatinara (VC).
2017: 809 Art Gallery Collective exhibition “Moonshener” The distiller of ideas. Milan.
2017: 1st "Rosso di Maggio" Art Biennial, Villa Paolotti - Gattinara (VC).
2017: International Art Exhibition "Artes II" Edition - Winner of 1st Painting Prize-Turin.
2017: "Il Templarino 1st Edition" Art Trophy, Castelletto Sopra Ticino (NO).
2018: International Collective Exhibition “Castello Consortile di Buronzo”, Buronzo (VC).
2018: Collective exhibition "Artistic Excellence", "Mercurino" Cultural Center, Gattinara (VC).
2018: Collective Exhibition of Artistic Excellence, Palazzo “Einaudi”, Chivasso (TO).
2018: Collective Exhibition of Artistic Excellence "Villa Cicogna Mozzoni", Bisuschio (VA).
2018: Vercelli Police Headquarters Exhibition-Event "Art is shown in the Police Headquarters", Vercelli.
2018: Collective Exhibition of Artistic Excellence "Castello Sveco", Rocca Imperiale (CS).
2018: Collective Exhibition of Artistic Excellence "Palazzo Museo BARGELLO", Gubbio (PG).
2019: Collective Exhibition of Artistic Excellence ”Chiostro SS. Annunziata ”, Turin.
2019: Collective Exhibition of Artistic Excellence "On the side of women", Recetto Candelo (BI).
2019: Factorymoonshiners event, “Architects and Interior Designers”, Studio Arch. Bocca-Gattinara.
2019: Collective Exhibition September-December 2019, "L’Arte Incontra", Novara Chamber of Commerce.
2020: Exhibition "Spazio E", Collective exhibition "Being a Woman From Inspirational Muse to Protagonist", Ghemme.
2013: Publication of the magazine “ARTECULTURA n ° 9 Novembre”, Milan, with the 11 Group.
2013: Catalog 809ArtGallery Milan, from informal to hyperrealism, Group 11.
2013: Castello Sforzesco di Galliate catalog, from informal to hyperrealism, Group 11.
2014: Catalog "Roberto Project", Verona.
2014: Catalog of the Civic Museum of Vigevano (PV), from informal to hyperrealism, Group 11.
2014: He is a permanent artist at the 809 ArtGallery in "Milan".
2014: Campanella-Rossi Bipersonal Catalog, 809 ArtGallery Milan.
2015: L. Bandera Foundation Catalog, Busto Arsizio (MI), Group 11.
2015: Publication of the magazine “LIBURNI n ° 25 Maggio”, Published work on the cover and personal report in the magazine.
2015: Spazio Mussale Gallery Catalog, “Sabrina Falzone”, Milan, Group 11.
2016: Catalog of the National Competition "Art Prize 2016", Cultural Center "La Riseria" Novara.
2016: Catalog Soffi d'Arte 2nd Contemporary Art Competition, Villa Paolotti Gattinara (VC).
2016: Catalog of the exhibition of 100 works of art for 100 years of Lions in the Arrengo Broletto exhibition - Novara.
2016: Catalog of the Contemporary Art Competition "Citta Gattinara Villa Paolotti", Gattinara (VC).
2017: Folders and Posters Collective Exhibition “Moonshener”, 809 Art Gallery Milan.
2017: Catalog of the 1st Biennial of Art "Rosso di Maggio", Gattinara (VC).
2017: "Il Templarino 1st Edition" Art Trophy Catalog, Castelletto Sopra Ticino (NO).
2018: International collective exhibition catalog, “Castello Consortile di Buronzo”, Buronzo (VC).
2018: Leaflets, Postcards and Posters, Artistic Excellence Exhibition "Centro Curturale Mercurino", Gattinara (VC).
2018: Catalog of the Artistic Excellence Exhibition, “Palazzo Einaudi”, Chivasso.
2018: Catalog of the Artistic Excellence Exhibition "Villa Cicogna Mozzoni", Bisuschio (VA).
2018: Postcards, Leaflets and Posters, Exhibition Artistic Excellence Gallery, "Gadarte", Florence.
2018: Event Catalog, "Art is shown at the Police Headquarters", Questura-Vercelli.
2018: Catalog of the Collective Exhibition of Artistic Excellence, “Castello Svevo”, Rocca Imperiale (CS).
2018: Postcards, Leaflets and Posters, Exhibition of Artistic Excellence Palazzo Museo, “BARGELLO”, Gubbio (PG).
2019: Catalog of the Collective Exhibition of Artistic Excellence, “Chiostro SS. Annunziata ”, Turin.
2019: Leaflets, postcards and posters - Collective Exhibition - "L’Arte Incontra" period September-December 2019, Novara Chamber of Commerce.
2019: Folded Postcards and Posters, Factorymoonshiners Event, “Architects and Interior Designers”, Studio Arch. Bocca Miranda-Gattinara (VC).
2020: Folded leaflets, Crtoline and Posters, “Spazio-E” exhibition, “Being a Woman from Inspirational Muse to Protagonist”, Ghemme (NO).
2020: Publication of representative works in "Biancoscuro Rivista D'Arte" in the catalogs n ° 40 bi-monthly June / July 2020, n ° 41 bi-monthly August / September 2020, n ° 42 bi-monthly October / November 2020, n ° 43 bi-monthly December / January 2020-2021, in addition to the inclusion in the showcase "ArtShop by BIANCOSCURO"
- Auction House Meeting Art, Vercelli.
- "Gigarte" Auction House, Viareggio (LU).
- Official quotations, surveyed on ArtPrice, Arcadja and ArsValue, after works appeared on Auction Catalogs.
- Since 2014: He is a permanent artist at the "809 ArtGalery" Gallery, in Milan, Via Bergamo, 1.
- From the year 2019: He is a permanent artist at the "Space E", by Enrica Pedretti - Contemporary Art Space in Ghemme (NO) - Via Interno Castello, 7.
- From the year 2020 he collaborates with the publishing house “DANTEBUS S.R.L. Registered Office Rome (RM) Via Silvio Pellico 24. And it was published in the Anthological collection entitled "BAZART", in Volume 4 with some representative works and the creation of a VIRTUAL 3D GALLERY, of works by the artist disclosed on YOU TUBE .
Introduction to the author "It is when the body is between four walls that the spirit makes its most distant journeys ..." (Augusta Amiel-Lapeyre).
The surprising artist Francesco Campanella erects the "walls" as the foundation of his intense and innovative art. The main idea of the author is, in fact, that the walls / walls of a city can narrate, whispering or shouting the characteristics of that specific society. With its own feeling, seeing and expressing the world While the mind thinks: "Why did that author make that writing? What was he thinking?", The eye observes a torn poster from an old film or an aged advertisement, that represented products and films of a bygone era, like a time capsule and thus all the senses cross the space-time boundary line and touch, smell and taste a past, a present and a future. once the "walls" were both what defended and preserved the urbis from enemy attacks and prying eyes, and were, however, the first visual impact that the people who went there had of the polis. When the concept of protective walls has somehow vanished, we have moved on to the "walls" of the city, full of popular writings, graffiti, torn posters, words, symbols, colors. A sheet where you can write and pour everything, with a hint of transgression and often with the thrill of anonymity. Well, Francesco chooses to enter this fascinating world of bricks and stones, popular, full of collective unconscious and common scent, made up of myths, rebels, lovers, advertisements and slogans. Whether it is Manhattan, Berlin, Dublin, London, Rome, Milan, Bristol, Madrid or Paris, the author manages, however, ingeniously to harmonize, between the serious and the facetious, the known and the unknown, the classic and the innovative. , an apparent chaos in the order of an art that knows how to produce amazement and lead back to beauty, narrating the true urban soul, body and heart.
Here, then, between Street art and Informal, Captain America as well as the famous banana by Andy Warrol can show their muscles between stars and yes. In the same way, the beauty of Botticelli's Venus and Steve McCurry's Afghan Mona Lisa revisited by the artist shine their beauty, to the point of encroaching on the magical world of the fantasy of a cartoon, coinciding with the charm of Betty Boop ... Freedom and experimentation are the ingredients that season everything. Thanks to the dripping technique, his works appear in stratifications, with a well-defined color scheme, multilevel where the subject represented unites multiple layers and multiple worlds. Francesco Campanella - words, images and colors: Liberté. Egalité. Fraternity. A manifesto of the wonder and popular and social freedom, among the signs of the time ...
"They always say that time changes things, but in fact you have to change them yourself." (Andy Warhol)