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Born in Italy - Florence 1969 - since 2011 Fabio Masini lives and works between France, Germany and Switzerland, in the Basel area.
He works since 1994 creating sculptures, wall sculptures, installations and set design which have been showed in many exhibitions in Italy and in other Countries.
Keen on art, Fabio Masini likes best geometrical abstraction having an ardent interest in the origin of this style ( Kandinsky, Malevic, Mondrian, etc. ), for the Bauhaus’s developments and every successives openings ( Minimal Art, etc. ) until today.
Moving on the thin line between art & design he creates his works in harmony with their surroundings, finding a special feeling with modern architectural spaces.
”At the base of the aesthetical research of Fabio Masini there is an intense analysis of the material in its original spatial efficiency; he tries, through the employment of simple and elementary geometrical forms, to catch the dynamic foundations of the archetypes of the existence: the relationship reality & I”. Nicola Spano - critic - from catalogue ”Opere d’Arte dalla Collezione Regionale” by Consiglio Regionale della Toscana (2005).
”The core of my artistic research is centred on the relationships between the Body and the Soul and their natural condition of opposites and therefore potential harmonies generators (see Eraclito). So my materials are Lead and Glass, witnesses of these two human essential components and, like them, bearers of opposite characteristics and conditions. The first, plastic, smooth, opaque, heavy and strong born in my forms like a phisical element; a body that is a presence but also a ”container” subject.
The second, bright, transparent, brittle but cutting, visually light and rich of reflections, presents itself as a ”contents” entity, witness of our interior human light, generated by our Spirit.
...In the last years I’m developing this language introducing many other metals like aluminum, steel, copper, tin and materials like PVC, plexiglass and mirror.” - Fabio Masini.
Personal and group exhibitions:
1991-’97 various collectives including ”Fabbrica Europa ’97” Stazione Leopolda - Firenze
2000 ”Relazioni Soggiacenti” solo exhibition, Mirabello - Ferrara
2002 Solo exhibition at XIII Florence Dance Festival, Saschall - Firenze
2002-’04 ”Risveglio di luce” installation and stage design for the dance performance ”Awakening Dawn” presented in :
- Cortile Ammannati Palazzo Pitti - Firenze
- Nuovi Cantieri Florida Firenze, European Project - UNESCO
- Estate Fiesolana, Teatro Romano di Fiesole - Firenze
- Tuscan Dance in Movement - J. J. Theatre - Broadway - New York
- Teatro Goldoni - Firenze
- Teatro Goldoni - Pistoia
2004 ”Risveglio di luce” Movin’up Award by GAI Torino & DARC
2004 ”Identità” solo exhibition by Consiglio Regionale della Toscana
2004 Presents some works at the Vecchiato Gallery, Forte dei Marmi - Lucca
2005 The work ”Identità” becomes part of the Collection of Consiglio Regionale della Toscana
2005 Presents some works at the Guastalla Gallery, Forte dei Marmi - Lucca
2006 ”Melting House” collective by Festival della Creatività, Fortezza da Basso - Firenze
2007 ”Fuorisalone” Zona Tortona, Salone del Mobile - Milano
2007 ”Melting House” collective by Festival della Creatività, Fortezza da Basso - Firenze
2007 Exhibition by Centro Arte Moderna e Contemporanea - Pisa
2008 Solo exhibition by C’est Tout un Art - Art Gallery - Firenze
2008 ”Festival della Creatività”, Fortezza da Basso - Firenze
2009 ”Digiarte ’09” collective, Sesto Fiorentino - Firenze
2010 He produces his first works on commission opening also an experimental phase with several materials.
2011 He moves to Basel ( Switzerland ) willing to explore new international experiences.
2012 He designs the installation ”Aqua, Urbis, Anima” and together with his partner Cristiana Sciabordi realizes the video ”Water & Water” starring international dancers: the Korean Jin Young Won and the French Adrien Boissonet.
2014 He realises the stage design for the dance show ”Pas-varotti” presented in ”Noverre”, International Choreographer’s Festival in Stuttgart. This project has been created for Armando Braswell, choreographer from New York. On stage Armando Braswell and Jorge Garcia Perez, both soloist of Ballett Basel.
- See-Me Promember Party at See-Me Gallery in New York.
- He presents his personal catalogue in Fabriano ( Italy ) during the celebrations of the 750 years of the reknown Fabriano’s paper production.
Curated by Dr. Annalisa Rimmaudo, Attaché de conservation, Service collections contemporaines - Centre George Pompidou, Paris.
- Solo exhibition by Haus am Bach-Art Gallery-Sissach, Basel
2015 He creates the work ”Equilibri contrapposti”
for Donà Collection - Basel
- Stage design for the dance show ”Oil on oak” presented in June in ”Dance Lab 7”- Theater Basel. Created for the choreographer Jorge Garcia Perez, soloist of Ballett Basel.
-Stage design for the dance show ”unFILTERed” presented in September in ”Danc3” - Filter4 - Basel. Created for the choreographer Jorge Garcia Perez, soloist of Ballett Basel.
2016 Stage design for the dance show ”Swipe Swipe” produced by Carta Blanca Dance and created for the choreographer Jorge Garcia Perez, soloist of Ballett Basel.
in June at Ackermannshof - Basel
in September at Filter 4 - Basel
in December at Theater Basel ”Swipe,Swipe” + ”Pas-varotti”
2017 June Group exhibition at Braswell Arts Center in Basel
- June Stage design for the dance show ”Uneven variations”, created for the choreographer Armando Braswell. Presented during the Dance Lab 8 at Theater Basel.
- June Teatro Principal Zaragoza ”Swipe, Swipe” in Convergence - Carta Blanca Dance project.
- August/Sept. Festival Heart Basel ’17 - Sommer Casino - Basel Stadt