FABIO PIETRANTONIO

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Fabio Pietrantonio was born in Torino,  Italy on November 27, 1966. He started his artistic experience by organizing parties and happenings with particular themes in Ibiza (Spain), Porto Cervo (Sardinia), and Milano planning all the artwork of the decorations. In 1990 he had the opportunity to participate in several collective exhibitions with other Italian artists in Porto Cervo and Milano.​ In the following years, he travelled frequently to Australia where he studied art and made contacts with groups of artists and schools in Sydney, Byron Bay, and in the rainforest. Being strongly influenced by the symbolism and spirituality of the Aborigines, he started his quest for spiritual harmony in a civilization that is still anchored to a primitive lifestyle and culture, intact and not contaminated by progress and industrialization. Subsequently, he visited the American Indian Pueblos in New Mexico where he met with the elderly, getting inspiration from their sacred symbols. What he perceived from these cultures is the importance of getting over the contemporary anxiety caused by humankind’s alienation from nature and the instinctive capacity to return to it.

The natural and cosmic order of Pietrantonio’s work is expressed through materials such as wood, stone, powders, sand, and pigments balanced with metals, gauzes, textiles, and even flower petals. An inexhaustible source of inspiration is drawn from these objects carefully selected in unspoiled environments and attentively combined together on plastered canvases in a harmony of forms, colors, and sensations. The use of such materials as wood, paper, iron, textiles, and plaster, create what Pietrantonio defines as “totems” multi-formed objects, sculptured paintings that depict cosmic balance and harmony and transmit peacefulness. This is what he actually manages to express according to several collectors and experts who have seen his work in the past twenty years. Meeting him at his shows and during the preparation of such events in one of his ateliers, people are in direct contact with the artist, and when they watch him at work in his own environment they share his creative estro of the moment.

Fabio Pietrantonio, with his solar, cheerful, friendly, and dynamic personality, is not the stereotype of the reserved and tormented artist who expresses his anxiety, tension, and existential conflicts in his work. After the series of terrorist attacks happened to the world, from 2004 Fabio starts to be inspired by animals: bulls for Madrid bears for New York, Fish as prosperity symbols, as totems that symbolize protection for people, and transmit messages of peace and faith. All of his work has a spiritual background, a search for balance and peace for the world.

Some of his most successful public temporary art projects, like “Stop Breathe Respect“ in Milano which displayed 7 huge hearth sculptures covered by red rose petals, hung under the most famous arches and monuments, and “Acupuncture for the Planet” featuring series of huge wood sticks in an urban context, show his talent of communicating his message to the public. Although exhibiting all over the world, Fabio has chosen to live in peaceful environments amid uncontaminated nature - in the Italian Alps on the French border and in Sardinia, his favorite habitat, where he has been working in continuous evolution, incessantly producing sculptures, paintings, and a combination of the two.

AVAILABLE ARTWORKS:

 
 
Incontri (Sapienza Universale - Gold), 2018
Incontri (Sapienza Universale - Gold), 2018

Golden sheet, resin, silk, and acrylic on canvas 150 x 150 cm (58.5 x 58.5 in)

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Creta Rossa, 2015
Creta Rossa, 2015

Clay, silk, arylic, and natural pigment on canvas 80 x 80 cm (31.2 x 31.2 in)

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Ordine & Disordine, 2016
Ordine & Disordine, 2016

Acrylic and paper on canvas 70 x 70 cm (27.3 x 27.3 in)

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Universal Egg, Celeste, 2021
Universal Egg, Celeste, 2021

Concrete, acrylic, lead, gold leaf, and resin on canvas 30 x 30 cm (11.7 x 11.7 in)

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Universal Egg, Black is the Color of the Universe, 2021
Universal Egg, Black is the Color of the Universe, 2021

Concrete, acrylic, lead, gold leaf, and resin on canvas 30 x 30 cm (11.7 x 11.7 in)

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Universal Egg, Deep Blu, 2021
Universal Egg, Deep Blu, 2021

Concrete, acrylic, lead, gold leaf, and resin on canvas 30 x 30 cm (11.7 x 11.7 in)

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Incontri (Sapienza Universale - Black), 2018
Incontri (Sapienza Universale - Black), 2018

Mixed media, plexiglass 100 x 100 cm (39.0 x 39.0 in)

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Incontri (Sapienza Universale - White), 2018
Incontri (Sapienza Universale - White), 2018

Mixed media, plexiglass 120 x 120 cm (46.8 x 46.8 in)

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Incontri (Sapienza Universale), 2018
Incontri (Sapienza Universale), 2018

Mixed media, plexiglass 130 x 130 cm (50.7 x 50.7 in)

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I tre re magi - Universal Egg (Gold), 2017
I tre re magi - Universal Egg (Gold), 2017

Iron, burnt cardboard, gold leaf and resin 160 x 110 cm (62.4 x 42.9 in)

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Universal Egg (Wood), 2018
Universal Egg (Wood), 2018

Resin, acrylic, and burnt plastic materials on wooden board 50 x 40 cm (19.5 x 15.6 in)

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Universal Egg, 2018
Universal Egg, 2018

Ceramic, golden leaf and colour pigments 22 x 14 x 10 cm (8.58 x 5.46 x 3.9 in)

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Shaman Egg (Ceramic), 2018
Shaman Egg (Ceramic), 2018

Ceramic, golden leaf and colour pigments 22 x 14 x 10 cm (8.58 x 5.46 x 3.9 in)

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Universal Egg, 2018
Universal Egg, 2018

Ceramic, golden leaf and colour pigments 22 x 14 x 10 cm (8.58 x 5.46 x 3.9 in)

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Sapienza universale nera
Sapienza universale nera

Paint and textiles 30 x 30 cm (11.7 x 11.7 in)

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Sapienza universale bianca
Sapienza universale bianca

Paint and textiles 30 x 30 cm (11.7 x 11.7 in)

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Sapienza universale gialla
Sapienza universale gialla

Paint and textiles 30 x30 cm (11.7 x11.7 in)

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Confini rossi
Confini rossi

Paint and textiles 30 x30 cm (11.7 x 11.7 in)

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Sapienza universale bianca
Sapienza universale bianca

Paint and textiles 30 x30 cm (11.7 x 11.7 in)

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Sapienza universale blu
Sapienza universale blu

Paint and textiles 30 x30 cm (11.7 x 11.7 in)

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Confini nodi, 2021
Confini nodi, 2021

Paint and textiles 150 x 150 cm (58.5 x 58.5 in)

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Confini lines
Confini lines

Paint and textiles 170 x 170 cm (66.3 x 66.3 in)

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