Artist of the Week

Italian and British artist Francesca Busca is inspired by textures from the everyday.

At the heart of her practice is the notion of rethinking, reusing and repurposing materials through mosaic, mixed-media, installation and photography.

Busca employs colours and details from both natural and artificial objects, to convey wider messages about the contemporary experience. She notes: “Torn between optimism and surrender, I am haunted by the idea of mankind’s imminent self-destruction. Yet I believe in a future for humanity of resourceful innovation.”