work


in the nineties fabrizio romano battistoni focused again on his career as visual artist.

after a career as:

  1. -classical ballet dancer, 1976-1992,

   collaboration with arena di verona (it), comunale di genova (it), teatro dell’opera di

   roma (it), franco zeffirelli in the movie ‘traviata’;

  1. -assistent choreographer, set designer, 1996-2004,

   co-operation with peter van der sloot and vittorio rossi on a freelance basis,

   productions in australia, canada, egypt and italy;

  1. -designer 2001-2005,

   on a freelance basis with motorbike gear producers, starting up an own production line.


in 1996 fabrizio started with sculpture research on iron, rubber and fire.

although abstract his research started from the human body, from the exterior with the collection for novomoto biker’s suits, to the interior with painting series named ‘fluids’ and ‘gleams’.


all these experiences can be traced today in the series ‘inner latitudes’.

originally started in the late nineties and publically displayed with the only work ‘noli me tangere’, these rubber strap tensions have been evolving over the last ten years in private, made public again from 2012.

for his (wall)objects fabrizio uses wood and old black rubber bike tires.


recycling the present and preserving the past.

certainly the fact that he was born in rome (it) influenced his artistic production.

clearly recognisable in the work ‘annunciazione’ and  reliquae in which he has been reinterpretating the classic patterns of the tryptich.

as well as in ‘limbo’ inspired by the oculo and the light of the ‘pantheon’ in rome (it).

his first visual impression from childhood was forcibly related to ruins.

not merely as a remind of the erosion of time but also as a witness of the disruptive forces of human action.

determined by invasions and consequent clashes of cultures.

the latter frequently intertwined with religion.

far from that, he does believe that an artistic product should be emptied of any religious or political meaning which interferes with the pureness of its beauty.

in this way the primary religious belief, the original drive behind the artistic creativity, makes place for something more durable and transcendent.



fabrizio romano battistoni


born in 1962 in rome (it).

lives and works since 1996 as a visual artist in amsterdam (nl) and rome (it).




education


1979-1983 master in fine arts (scenography), academy of fine art, rome (it):

  1. -scenography

  2. -history of theatre & costumes

  3. -architecture

  4. -visual communication related to theatre, movie and tv

  5. -history of art.


1978-1983 graduation in decoration of stage, academy of fine art, rome (it)

1977-1979 graduation in jewellery, cnipa, centre for professional training, rome (it)

1976-1977 stages at the london festival ballet, london (gb)

1975-1983 ballet training at the national dance academy, rome (it)

1975-1979 high school training at the artistic lyceum ripetta, rome (it).



exhibitions


visual art:

2012, 2013, 2014 art in red light, amsterdam (nl)

1999 libreria bonardi, amsterdam (nl)

1998 centrum internationale samenwerking, amsterdam (nl)

1994 loods 6, amsterdam (nl)

1981 il canovaccio, rome (it).


set design:

1981-1993 collaboration with italian television (rai, rti), teatro olimpico roma (it).


jewellery:

1979 jewellery exhibition ‘l’oro parla nel tempo’, palazzo braschi (museo di roma), rome (it)


gallery 9 presents his work since 2015 in the gallery:

2018 summer exhibition in the gallery

2018 winter exhibition in the gallery

2017 presentation on art the hague, fokker terminal, the hague

2017 summer exhibition in the gallery

2017 late spring exhibition in the gallery

2017 early spring exhibition in the gallery

2017 presentation on rotterdam contemporary art fair in world trade center, rotterdam (nl)

2017 winter exhibition in the gallery

2016 season’s holidays exhibition in the gallery

2016 presentation on art the hague, fokker terminal, the hague (nl)

2016 summer exhibition in the gallery

2016 presentation on kunstrai in rai, amsterdam (nl)

2016 spring exhibition in the gallery

2016 presentation on rotterdam contemporary art fair in cruise terminal, rotterdam (nl)

2015 exhibition together with hein van delft in the gallery.



art fairs


art in red light 2012, 2013 and 2014 in amsterdam (nl).


works of fabrizio romano battistoni are presented by gallery 9 on:

art the hague 2016 and 2017 in fokker terminal, the hague (nl)

kunstrai 2016 in rai, amsterdam (nl)

rotterdam contemporary art fair (rcaf) 2016  in cruise terminal, rotterdam and 2017 in world trade center, rotterdam (nl)




collections


works of fabrizio romano battistoni are in various private collections.