Francesco Ruspoli

Francesco Ruspoli describes himself as an Expressionist painter. Through his employment of vibrant color and modern abstraction of the human form, Ruspoli seeks to express feelings, moods — the fundamental aspect of what it means to be human. “It is through art that the conflicts of life can be explored, better understood, brought to the surface and put into new relationships with each other.” Ruspoli feels the present time we all live in is indicative of tenuous personal connection at the expense of or embrace of technology, geopolitical divisions, and a tendency towards lack of self-reflection. “I believe we are living in  an unprecedented time of the breakdown in human relationships and interactions. This is happening from the individual and personal level to the opposite geopolitical end of the spectrum. We tend to think of interactivity in terms of technology these days rather than human feeling and connection.”

Ruspoli’s answer to the paltriness of true connection is to create in the face of it. “My art is meant to directly challenge this state of affairs and re-invigorate and re-inspire the emotional and spiritual dimensions of human life, which is inevitably in direct conflict with much of what we see around us in our world now.”

He considers his art an exploration of the “dynamic frontier between abstraction and figuration. This fertile area keeps alive the infinite possibilities of being human in an age intent upon closing them down.” Ruspoli employs abstract figures in visceral contact with each other to underscore the relational aspects of individuals or a community. The idea of relatability in Ruspoli’s work underscores the relationship between viewer and artist. This mutual encounter of the painter and artist is of utmost importance to Ruspoli, as he would like his work to foment an emotional response from the audience, to have the act of viewing as an experience, as opposed to a passive act.

Ruspoli counts Renaissance artists Paolo Veronese and Sebastiano del Piombo and 20th century expressionists Francis Bacon, Frank Auerbach, Leon Kossoff, De Kooning among his influences. His artwork has been cited for many awards, earning a Gold Medal from the Institute of French Culture and a recent award from ArtTour International Magazine (ATIM) in 2018. His work will next appear at the Suppressed Emotions show at Galerie Ludwig Trossaert in Antwerp in May 2019.


  • Honorary Master Award – The World of Art – UK
  • Honorable Mention Award – Circle Foundation – USA
  • The Honorary Award of Distinction – Art Addiction Museum – UK
  • ATIM Masters Award – ATIM Masters of Contemporary Art – USA
  • Honorable Award, Art Addiction Museum – UK
  • Honorable Award, Artavita Gallery – USA
  • Gold Medal, Beijing Olympic Fine Art – China
  • Knight of the Art, Academy Greco-Marino – Italy
  • Academician, Academy Greco-Marino – Italy
  • Bronze Medal, Mairie 17em Paris – France
  • Gold Medal, Institute of French Culture – France
  • Eugene Fromentin Award, Federation Latin – France
  • Silver Medal, Institute French Culture – France
  • Golden Painting of the Year, Institute of French Culture – France
  • Bronze Medal, Biennial Villeneuve Loubet – France
  • Silver Medal, Grand Prix of Rome – Italy


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  • Gauguin Museum of Tahiti, Permanent collections – French Polynesia
  • International Museum of Cupramontana, Permanent collections – Italy
  • Museum Contemporary Art of Chianciano, Permanent collections – Italy
  • MAMAG Museum of Art, permanent collections – Austria
  • Aeroe Art Hall Museum of Modern Art, Permanent collections – Denmark




  • Art in Vogue, Book – UK
  • Who’s Who in Art, Book – UK
  • The Oxford Blue Book, Book – UK
  • The Cambridge Blue Book, Book – UK
  • Great Minds of the 21st Century, Book – USA
  • Dictionary of International Biographies, Book – UK
  • Medial1 Art Biennial 2005, Book – UK
  • Contemporary Artists, Book – UK
  • Artist Contact Segnalati , Book – Italy
  • Contemporary Art Guide, Book – Italy
  • ICA Art Books Volume XI, Boo – USA
  • Famous 100, Book – UK
  • Art Unlimited, Book – UK
  • Current Masters, Book – USA
  • Art Professional – 33 Contemporary Artist, Book – UK
  • Circle Foundation for the Arts, Book – USA
  • Contemporary Master Fine Artists, Book – USA
  • Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art, Book – USA
  • World Art Yearbook 2017, Book – USA
  • Art Book 2018, Boo – USA
  • CCBA Ninth Edition 2017, Book – Italy
  • OCPA, Online Catalog – USA
  • The Middle East Art Collector 2018, Boo – Middle East
  • Art Upclosed World Edition 2017, Book – USA
  • 100 Artists of the Future, Contemporary Art Curator, Book – Spain
  • International Contemporary Artists 2018, Book – Spain
  • International Art Guide 2018, Book – USA
  • A Survey of Contemporary Art, Book – USA
  • Annuaire National des Beaux Arts, Book – France
  • L’Officiel des arts, Book – France
  • MAMAG Museum Collections, Book – Austria
  • The Britart Directory, Book – UK
  • Artist Collector’s Edition, Book – UK
  • We Contemporary – The Faces of Contemporary Art, Book – Italy

Artciles and Interviews

  • ABG Online Interview – USA
  • Who hub Online Interview – USA
  • Art Arena Magazine – USA
  • Absolute Magazine – UK
  • My Art Makers Magazine – UK
  • Artist Spectrum Magazine – UK
  • Gallery & Studio Magazine – USA
  • Art in London Magazine – UK
  • The Observer Magazine – UK
  • This Is London Magazine – UK
  • Exhibit Magazine – UK
  • Art & Design Magazine – France
  • Maison & Jardin Magazine – France
  • Art tour International Magazine – USA
  • Inside artists Magazine – UK
  • Blog – USA
  • Tussle Magazine – USA
  • Top Art Magazine – France
  • Art in America Magazine – USA
  • CreativPaper Magazine – UK
  • SAB’S Connexions Des Arts Magazine – France
  • World of Art Magazine – UK

Set and Costume Design

  • Mind the Gap, Canal Café Theatre – UK
  • The May, Barons Court Theatre – UK
  • Snuff, London Film Festival – UK
  • Commercial, CTVC Studios – UK
  • Triangle, Cochrane Theatre – UK
  • Loves Labour’s Lost, Cochrane Theatre – UK
  • Shakespeare’s Universe, Barbican Theatre – UK

Artwork by Francesco Ruspoli

Francesco Ruspoli