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Fabrizio Vatta
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Born in 1956 in Mestre where he lives and works. In 1974 he attended the Scuola Libera del Nudo at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice with Maestro Luigi Tito and Luciano Zarotti.
In 1979 he graduated in Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice with Emilio Vedova.
He began his exhibition activity in the early 1980s after an assiduous study of ancient painting.
Tintoretto, Velasquez and above all Rembrandt became the points of reference for his research and profoundly influenced his work in those years.
He dedicates a lot of time to drawing and mainly addresses the theme of the portrait with a series of homages to the great cultural figures of the 20th century such as Pasolini, Warhol, Einstein, Pound, Picasso, Borges, Morandi and Moravia. He later gave the writer a very intense portrait made in 1983.
His research then continues in a different direction, he progressively breaks away from objective and realistic painting to arrive at a freer language, deconstructing the human figure with a greater expressive value. He took part in seven editions of the collective exhibition at the Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation in Venice, winning the purchase prize on two occasions and was subsequently invited to exhibit in the prestigious Lewers Art Gallery in Penrith and in Sydney, Australia, among a selection of young Venetian artists.

In the early ’90s he frequented the Venetian artistic environment and came into contact with historic gallery owners such as Renato Cardazzo of Galleria il Naviglio and Luciano Ravagnan who appreciated his works and encouraged him to continue his research following his own instinct beyond the current trends; he later abandons the stylistic models he had approached such as pop-art, hyperrealism, the declared love for Francis Bacon, a more autonomous and personal language of expressionist origin emerges that is difficult to label because it shuns specific fashions and styles, placing itself halfway between the great pictorial tradition of the past and the pressing and contradictory demands that characterize our time.
Since 2006 he has held the chair of art and image in secondary school.

His works are present in numerous public venues and private collections in Venice, Padua, Verona, Bologna, Milan, Brescia, Mantua, Naples, Hamburg, Paris, Vienna, Geneva.
Since 2012 it has been present in the Collection of the Alberto Moravia House Museum in Rome.

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