Andrea Francolino (Bari, b. 1979) lives and works in Milan.
At the centre of his reflections is the “crack” – as in cracked surface – in all its universality and its “infinite variants”, without criticism and prejudice. “Looking at a crack is like looking at the universe, I reflect on the meaning of life and the meaning of things”, says the artist. Taking a multidisciplinary approach spanning aesthetic, ethic and ecology, Francolino tries to honour Nature in his works and has coined the term econcrethic, a combination of the words eco (eco), concreto (concrete), etico (ethical), to describe his work with natural materials.