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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 which 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 there 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 unspoilt environments and attentively combined together on plastered canvases in a harmony of forms, colors and sensations.

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