Ivano Fabbri approaches to painting in his hometown, Bologna, at an early age, attending the workshops directed by other masters. The artist specializes in the production of laminated materials applied to furnishing design and deepens his knowledge about the working of metal surfaces. As time goes by he develops a personal artistic technique, based on the abrasion of steel and brass, the cutting and assembly of the metal matrix. This procedure allows the artist to create geometric shapes, whose kinetic task is related to the different impact of light.
Abrasion, cutting and assembly | The refined creations are the result of a complex process, done entirely by the artist, from the project to the final steps, so that his works can be considered real artifacts.
The elements he uses are geometric lines. Combining abraded metals, then shiny, or overlapping them, Fabbri plays with the three-dimensionality of the composition and gives the surface an even more dynamic movement. He creates his light scaffolds around the limit (or paradox) of invisibility. Modular sequences of abrasions and level jumps produce flares and sudden movements of perception, according to the multiple angles of incidence of light. The purpose of these works is the synthesis between aesthetics, science and technology.