KNUCCI: Knucci's Dripping Art
Joseph Franco, professionally known as Knucci (pronounced New-Chi), is a contemporary self-taught artist born in 1991 in New York City.
He studied Entrepreneurship and Finance at Babson College, graduating in 2014. Knucci began painting in 2015 in New York City. This solo exhibition features his signature work involving colorful symbolism with references to growing through life’s challenges.
A tragic car accident in 2018 propelled the artist into a period of focus and reflection, where he worked extensively on his art and produced close to 50 large-scale paintings. Knucci spent two and a half years in prison and was released in August 2022. Since his release, he has focused on serving the community through his art: donating 10% of art sales to Miami Mind (an organization that helps people tackle mental health issues), exhibiting in multiple galleries, participating in Art Basel Miami, and embracing a new identity formed through overcoming obstacles.
Knucci’s Dripping Art is a celebration of the wholeness and spirit of each individual. The artist’s motifs, such as the vertical lines, the pineapple, and the signature ‘transcenDANCE’ flower, allude to the flow of life and the discovery of inner freedom.
Knucci currently lives and works in Miami, Florida.
For sale information please contact the artist at 305-987-9264