‘United Talking To A Red Sign’.
‘Is It You? N.12’.
‘United Sitting On The Armchair’.
Italian born, Berlin-based artist
In each portrait, the figures are clearly human in classic portraiture poses—arms folded, looking over a shoulder, sitting on an armchair, or turned towards a distant point. Some are caught in more fluid motion, making hand gestures or standing at ease with hands on hips. Though the centre point of their humanness or emotion, the eyes and all the subtleties and nuances of individual facial expression, have been cloaked in fleshy pink and dense slathers unmixed blood red and white. The head has become a mask and a mystification of reality.
Fabio’s acrylic paste has been rounded perfectly into the shape of a face—so while it is irregular and disarming, each portrait remains rigorous in its composition and form, creating an intriguing tension between organic figurative shapes and abstract geometry, and between reality and perplexity.
‘Is It You? N.10’.
‘United In Pink With Something On The Shoulder’.
‘Is It You? N.2’.
‘Is It You? Trypitch’.
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