Biography

 

Fabrizio Vatta was born in 1956 in Mestre (Venice, Italy) where he lives and works.
In 1974 he attended the Scuola Libera del Nudo (the Free School of Nude) at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, studying with teachers like Luigi Tito and Luciano Zarotti.
In 1979 he graduated in Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice with Emilio Vedova.
He started to exhibit his artworks in the early 80s, after a in-depth study of ancient painting.
Tintoretto, Velasquez and, most of all, Rembrandt were the reference points of his research. These artists deeply influenced his works of those years.
Fabrizio Vatta was particularly focused on drawing and portraying, paying tribute with his artworks to some of the greatest figures of the 1900s, such as Pasolini, Warhol, Einstein, Pound, Picasso, Borges, Morandi and Moravia. Fabrizio gave to Moravia a very intense portrait painted in 1983.
Later his artistic research continued in a different direction. He shifted from an objective and realistic painting to a more expressive and free style, based on deconstructing the human figure.
He took part at seven editions of the collective exhibition at the Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation in Venice.
During 2 editions he had been rewarded with the Acquisto Prize.
Then he had been invited to exhibit at the prestigious Lewers Art Gallery in Penrith and Sydney, Australia.
This exhibition collected a selection of artworks of young Venetian artists.
In the early ’90s he was part of the artistic culture of Venice.
He came into contact with famous gallery owners, such as Renato Cardazzo, from the Galleria il Naviglio, and Luciano Ravagnan, who appreciated his work and encouraged him to continue his research beyond all the temporary trends.
He later left his first stylistic models, such as pop-art, hyperrealism, but also his love for Francis Bacon. He arrived at a more personal form of expressionism. This new style il situated between the great pictorial tradition of the past and the pressing and contradictory demands that characterize our time.
Since 2006 he has been teaching Art&Image at the 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 he is part of the Alberto Moravia Museum House Collection in Rome.