“WE ARE ALL MADE OF DUST, BUT IT IS STARDUST” - CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN ARTIST OTTAVIO FABBRI LAUNCHES ART WORK IN UK
Contemporary Italian artist Ottavio Fabbri is a visionary, painter, sculptor, director and conceptual artist today announces his art work will be available for private viewings in UK, with exhibitions planned after the summer.
Known as the ‘Starmaker’ and the ‘Mozart of Paintings’, Fabbri transmits his passion, understanding and interpretations of the night sky through his intricately detailed paintings. His entire work draws on what he strongly believes are the powerful life force ‘strings’ that connect the universe, and this hugely influences all his projects. His work manifests itself through many creative forms; from his paintings, to astounding conceptual light installations and beautiful bespoke interior pieces.
Fabbri explains where his passion derives from “It was very early on, after ‘Mum’ and ‘Dad’ the first word I uttered was ‘Telescope’. The stars have always fascinated me, as they are part of every culture and can be seen and experienced by every human”. He adds, “Then one night I dreamt vividly of the galaxy, I got up and began to paint. I had finally found my way of expressing my strong connection to the universe and stars”.
Exhibited internationally 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.
Fabbri’s art work has been widely admired by many of the art world’s luminaries; Italian Renaissance expert Federico Zeri says about his works "Colours burn with the intensity of symbols, with the aggressivity of an explosive microcosm", and Former Director of Modern Art of Museum Ludwig in Cologne Gerhard Kolberg says "The cosmic worlds of Fabbri's paintings are not idylls, but should rather be defined as wild, untamed, heroic". Contemporary Art Critic Achille Bonito Oliva simply states "It is as if Fabbri has always been painting"
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”.
For private viewings and other enquires please contact Emma-Louise O’Neill firstname.lastname@example.org / +44 7515 136909
NOTES TO EDITORS
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 parent’s 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.