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Francis Needham

Artist’s Statement

My work is a meditation on the search for balance between the inner and outer world. It is a contemplation on the universality of the human experience and on the necessary radical reverence for life. Questioning what's beyond the conscious mind, my artistic research is a free-form exploration of the pool of knowledge that the unconscious represents. By studying the interplay of my inner world and identity—the two ever-developing— while investigating the relationship between the personal and collective unconscious, I base my work on feelings rather than ideas, living art as cathartic and therapeutic. Therefore, I rely on imagery and practice rather than theory to bridge the unconscious and conscious mind, ultimately searching for a holistic view of the self and the world. From the subjective to the universal, each series of works represents a voyage through a specific landscape, from journeys of self-discovery in 'Know Thyself' and 'Freedom' to representations of our universal roots in 'Fons et Origo' and 'Originem,' then dwelling in the celestial ocean in 'I will meet you there.' This last series represents my attempt to grasp the extraordinariness of that landscape in which we are all constantly immersed, the eternal cosmic waters. Because if I contemplate the Cosmos, I can go beyond the distinctions of borders, cultures, and religions. I can dwell in that primordial land and original place of birth and rediscover and worship our oneness while expanding my individual experience of the world to an awakened sense of interdependence.


Angelica Bergamini is an Italian-born artist and color therapist based in New York City. She spent academic years in Spain at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Granada and the Museo National Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid, graduating cum laude in Painting from the Fine Arts Academy of Florence (Italy). She is currently working on her Master's degree in Partnership and Shamanism at the University of Udine (Italy) to deepen aspects of partnership studies (based on the work of Riane Eisler) by acquiring psychological, sociological, and anthropological foundations of traditional shamanism.
She has shown in New York, Europe, and China, including C24 Gallery, Tanja Grunert, Lehman College Art Gallery, Ivy Brown, White Box, BRIC Arts Media, Photo New York (NY), Torrance Art Museum (LA), Chelsea Space (London), Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre (Paris), Färgfabriken (Stockholm), Pari&Dispari (Milan and Reggio Emilia) and at Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery (Hong Kong).
Her latest video was presented at the 55th Pesaro International Film Festival in Italy in the selection 'Best in Short - Contemporary Italian Animation.'