This is Manuel Franquelo

By Gwylym Owen

Manuel Franquelo (born in Málaga 1953) is a Spanish painter and dirty media sculptor.

Franquelo time-honored his reputation as a hyper-realist painter. A common theme in his paintings are a addition of yet life objects arranged upon a shelf against a dark background.

From the late 1990s Franquelo has worked and collaborated later than Adam Lowe and engineer Sven Nebel. Lowe and Franquelo created the Factum Arte studio together in 2001, and Franquelo was enthusiastic with the studio until 2004. With the preserve of Factum Arte and Factum Foundation, Franquelo created the Lucida 3D Scanner, used to photo album low-relief surfaces such as those of paintings and frescoed wall surfaces in 3D, and nevertheless in use by Factum in 2020. Franquelo trained as an electronic engineer, and now produces installations and sculptures often incorporating electronics or computer control.

In 2001, Franquelo and Lowe contributed to a project, along when the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities, Dr Ahmad Baghat and Michael Mallinson, to rouse that it was reachable to laser-scan and replicate the tomb of Seti I in the Valley of the Kings. This led to the far ahead recording by Factum Arte and Factum Foundation of the Tomb of Thutmose III, the tomb of Tutankhamun, and the tomb of Seti I.

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