Francesco D'Isa

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Francesco D'Isa
Born (1980-09-22) 22 September 1980 (age 37)
Firenze, Italy
Known for Painting, Digital Art, Literature

Francesco D'Isa is an Italian artist, writer, journalist and art curator.[1] He studied philosophy in Florence, Italy. He's self-taught as an artist: his fascination with visual imagery has driven him to master the required skills.[2] He's a pioneer of digital art in Italy, but his drawing abilities let him work with traditional media as well.[3] He was the co-founder of the Italian art & literature magazine "Mostro",[4] where he published his first artworks. After that, his digital and traditional artworks were featured in many magazines around the world, like "Expose III", Ballistic Publishing (US); "Pixel Surgeons: Extreme manipulation of the figure in Photography", Mitchell Beazley Art & Design, Octopus ed. (UK); "Black magic, White Noise"[5] ed "Illusive 3",[6] Die Gestalten Verlag (Germany); "Design 360°", SanDu Culture ed. (China), GQ magazine[7] (Italy), Inside Art (Italy).[8] His accolade in contemporary art practice has been recognised with several art prizes. He has exhibited internationally from Italy,[9][10][11] Germany,[12] Holland,[13] Switzerland,[14] England, US, Australia, Russia, South America. His theory and practice has been extended as a workshop leader and lecturer in multimedia. In 2007 he became "Pornpope" founding the porn-artistic collective Pornsaints.[15][16][17][18][19] He organized for Pornsaints international art exhibitions and parties in art galleries and erotic festivals, both in Europe and USA. Moreover, through his work as "Pornpope" many international porn stars like Kylie Ireland, Stoya, Madison Young, Sasha Grey and Ariel Rebel[20] acted for him as muses, models and working partners. In 2009 his art has been chosen for the image of the Italian fashion brand bigfatfanny and featured at the fashion fair Pitti Immagine 2010.[21] In 2010, his comic "I., a comic drawn by everyone" become a regular blog[22] of the Italian online newspaper Il Post; in November 2011 "I." has been published as an illustrated book by Nottempo (Italy).[23] In 2013, his short stories has been published in "Selezione Naturale", Effequ (Italy)[24] and "Toscani Maledetti",[25] Piano B (Italy) and his short comic "Liebe macht nicht frei, baby!" as ebook for Retina Comics.[26] His first novel, "Anna - storia di un palindromo" has been published in 2014 by Effequ (Italy),[27] his second novel, "Ultimo piano (o porno totale)", by Imprimatur (Italy) in 2015[28], the third "La Stanza di Therese", by Tunué (Italy) in 2017[29]. He regularly writes for Il Post (Italy) and RT Book Reviews (USA).[30] Since 2015, he's head editor of the Italian magazine L'INDISCRETO.


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  1. ^ "Francesco D'Isa at Art of Love". Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Francesco D'Isa statement at beinArt". 20 July 2011. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Francesco D'Isa statement at MOCA". 20 July 2011. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Rivista Mostro". Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  5. ^ ""Black magic, White Noise" Die Gestalten Verlag". Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  6. ^ ""Illusive 3" Die Gestalten Verlag". Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Interview with GQ Italy". Google. 7 January 2010. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  8. ^ I'm featured on Inside Art this month! (3 June 2010). "Interview with INSIDE ART". Google. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  9. ^ Piacere Magazine (ITA)[dead link]
  10. ^ "Rialto Sant'ambrogio (Roma, Italy". Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  11. ^ "Exibart". Exibart. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  12. ^ "Galerie ZERO". Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  13. ^ "Sexy Art Gallery". Sexy Art Gallery. 1 September 2005. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  14. ^ Museum of Porn in Art[dead link]
  15. ^ "Interview with OLOGY magazine". 5 June 2007. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  16. ^ Contact Fleshbot: Comment (24 January 2007). "Fleshbot on Pornsaints". Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  17. ^ "Gram Ponante on Pornsaints". 8 July 2007. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  18. ^ "Artartart". Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  19. ^ "Pornsaints". Pornsaints. 30 December 2011. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  20. ^ "Ariel Rebel blog". 30 July 2010. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  21. ^ "bigfatfanny at Pitti Immagine 2010". 30 May 2011. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  22. ^ "Francesco D'Isa | Il Post". Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  23. ^ "I.". Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  24. ^ Selezione Naturale (Effequ)
  25. ^ Toscani Maledetti, Piano B.
  26. ^ "Liebe macht nicht frei, baby!" (Retina Comics, Italian/English)
  27. ^ Anna - Storia di un palindromo
  28. ^ Ultimo piano (o porno totale)
  29. ^ "La stanza di Therese di Francesco D'Isa". Tunué (in Italian). Retrieved 2017-06-13. 
  30. ^ RT Books review