LA LINEA SOTTILE
NOVEMBER 23, 2021 -
FEBRUARY 19, 2022
ON SHOW AT
CALLE DE FUCAR, 17
Espinasse31 Contemporary Gallery is pleased to present the new exhibition "La Linea Sottile" by Fabio Pietrantonio in Espinasse31 Madrid gallery, on view from November 25, 2021 to February 19, 2022.
Fabio Pietrantonio (1966, Torino), is an Italian artist.
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.
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)
Universal Egg (Wood), 2018
Resin, acrylic, and burnt plastic materials on wooden board. 50 x 40 cm (19,5 x15,6 in)