FABIO CALVETTI

FABIO CALVETTI  PAINTING

Fabio Calvetti was born in 1956 in Certaldo, close to Florence, where he lives and works. He is a member of the New Italian Figuration. His work represents the waiting, the absence and the silences of the soul, empty spaces pregnant with questions. A wistful woman is often the protagonist, alone in interiors of houses and bars, suspended in a timelessness. Sometimes the environment itself is the lead with a glimpse of an interior or the urban night. Fabio Calvetti graduated from the Art Institute and the School of Painting of the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence. He has exhibited his works worldwide, from Japan to the United States and Nova Scotia, in solo and group exhibitions. He frequently participates in major international art fairs. In 1995 he held a painting internship at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Le Port on the Island of Réunion. His works communicate an atmosphere of suspension, in contrast to the frenzy of modern life. This is even more evident in his latest work, where he moves outdoors and focuses on metropolitan views and industrial suburbs during the silence of the night.