Sotto al cielo | Fabio Calvetti

4 december 2004 | VIA  DI CITTà, 111 SIENA


4 december 2004 – 8 january 2005


Personal exhibition by Fabio Calvetti “Sotto al cielo” – catalogue curated by Luciano Caprile.

Fabio Calvetti was born in Certaldo in 1956, after graduating from the artistic high school, he continued his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence. Success came almost immediately for Calvetti who held numerous important exhibitions both in Italy and abroad: United States, Germany, Spain, Luxembourg. 1995 was the year of a painting internship at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Le Port on the island of Reunion. 2002 crowns his already consolidated success; two galleries, Artesanterasmo in Milan and Galleria Guidi in Genoa, join together to give maximum visibility to this talented artist, much loved by the international public. The following year it will be the turn of the exhibition “Towards a border” at the Artesanterasmo gallery in Milan, which will provide further confirmation from critics and the public. “Under the sky” is the title of the artist’s latest collection of paintings, absence and presence, the conflictual relationship with oneself and with others, the difficulty of experiencing the spaces that surround us, are some of the themes which the Tuscan artist has been exploring for years. Characters move within these themes, such as the woman, the solitary interpreter of Calvetti’s stories. Rarely does a male presence appear, which is almost always a supporting figure, other presences, much more marked and incisive, are made up of objects, in particular the armchairs, the actual protagonists of his stories, which once again underline the absence of those he occupied them and perhaps lived them. The exhibition, which will be accompanied by a catalog with a critical text by Luciano Caprile, will present numerous oils on panel of various sizes, small oils on paper and some surprising new works by Fabio Calvetti: I reperti di Cronaca. In these elegant and plastic works, the same stories become three-dimensional using new media such as worn wood and rusty metal in which light sometimes finds a way out through holes.