Françoise Nielly or Miss Fluo – her personal definition, was raised in Marseilles in southern France. There she was inspired for her work: the distinctive Mediterranean Beauty and the colors characterizing Cannes and Saint Tropez atmospheres.
Her father, an architect, passed her on his passion for drawing: her career path was immediately clear, she studied Photography specifically pictures and advertising graphics. Eleven years ago, Miss Fluo quit advertising graphics to engage completely in painting: a kind of expressivity and a necessity she did not want to give up.
She is well-known for her colorful portraits in close-up: a remembrance of Andy Warhole’s Pop Art and Picasso’s Cubist deconstruction. Her works show great expressivity thanks to the use of bold and vibrant colors.
She paints her subjects from photos, both friends and actors, politicians: Marilyn Monroe, Barack Obama, Daniel Craig or Tom Cruise. The different colors of their complexion and facial traits are totally undone by the explosive anti-racist chromatic power.
What is stunning is her skill to create perfect paintings without shades; indeed her ability allows her to master the use of spatulas working on layers of paint shaping the faces directly with colors with swift and firm lines.
She uses oil painting with bright, fluorescent colors which merge with soft pastel tones expertly. The result is incredibly real and harmonious.
Her fluorescent style is unmistakable and that’s why the French artist is so acclaimed and in high demand. She has worked with stylists and companies such as Citroen for which she worked on Survolt Art Car model, an artistic electric supercar, Burton Lip-Stick with female snowboarders, Irm Design’s female summer collection with artistic touch for elegant women and last but not least a make-up product line by Givenchy.
Miss Fluo has more than 30 ongoing exhibitions in Europe, Canada and Asia
Further info about Françoise Nielly can be found at www.francoise-nielly.com
Article by Loriana Pitarra
English translation by Chiara Vilmercati