Opera Materica of 2012 exhibited at the Venice Biennale 2011 - the Italian Pavilion in Turin. Publication of the official catalog STATE OF THE ART curated by Vittorio Sgarbi.
Work following critical Prof. Janus
On the surface of his paintings Franco Mauro has placed the fragments of his life, certainly the most valuable, and that infinity of particles and sparks are inexhaustible and fascinating personality. It is a great richness that life has given him when he realized that art was an important part of his destiny. At that moment certainly began to tell his story more intimate. As I'm sure he is not unknown, as he has learned the hard training of creation, these fragments of light, those sparks, those flashes that shine through in his paintings and already-sion and in him, they began to live a life own. It is a part of the small firmament that every artist needs to create in the long course of his life.