Contemporary Italian artist Ottavio Fabbri is a visionary, painter, sculptor, director and conceptual artist. Known as the ‘Starmaker’ for his passion, understanding and interpretations of the night sky through his intricately detailed paintings. His work manifests itself through many creative forms; from his paintings, to astounding conceptual light installations and beautiful bespoke interior pieces.  

His work is featured on some of the world’s most beautiful yachts; including Sea Force One. The master suite of Sea Force One is adorned with Fabbri’s paintings. Once the sun goes down the paintings are transformed into stunning spectacles through the use of phosphorescent paint which gently illuminates; emulating the real night skies outside.

Fabbri explains where his passion derives from “The stars have always fascinated me, as they are part of every culture and can be seen and experienced by every human”.  He adds, “My work is exhibited on yachts worldwide; the synergy is clear between the sky and the sea. I have even painted directly on to ceilings, creating bespoke murals which form a truly unique and personal experience of the night sky”.

The astronaut Buzz Aldrin, of the first mission to the moon Apollo 11 (1969) sums up Fabbri’s paintings of the galaxy by saying “I have already seen Fabbri’s paintings in space” and adds “Ottavio Fabbri is a man and artist of the Italian Renaissance.  The new Renaissance, the cosmic One”.


Ottavio Fabbri hails from an artistic heritage, his father was the founder of the famous Fratelli Fabbri Editori publishing house and his mother a painter and art dealer.  He grew up surrounded by his parents’ great friends, influential artists such as Dali and Picasso.  These influences were evident as by the age of five had had developed an absolute eye, enabling his exceptional ability to identify genuine paintings. 

His life continued on an artistic path becoming an accomplished film directed. He directed many films such as; Massimo Boldi in Movie Rush (1976), Dalla and De Gregori in Banana Republic - the video of their historic tour (1979) and Journey of Love with Omar Sharif and Lea Massari (1990).  His other works have included documentaries focusing on the social problems of the homeless; Fabbri found this work particularly poignant as he had real desire to talk to those who are not usually heard.

In more recent times Fabbri has received the House Order (Order of Grimaldi) for his contribution to the arts of the Principality with distinction in 2014, and became a Minister for Plenipotentiary for the Republic of San Marino, advising on arts and culture since 2009.  The European Space Agency has found his paintings to be so evocative of the galaxy they bestowed upon him the esteem of a lifetime sponsorship in 2006.

He has been internationally exhibited in places such as Museum Ludwig in Cologne, the Venice Biennale and Accademia D'Egitto in Rome, he also is present in numerous galleries and private collections worldwide.

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