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BIOGRAPHY

Stefano Favaretto was born in Merano in 1969. His passion for photography led him right from the age of 15 to study photographic techniques and experiment with them. After his studies in human sciences, he worked for many years as a psychologist and psychotherapist, which certainly contributed to his personal growth as an artist and photographer always intent to capture human emotions in his pictures. This was how his artistic focus developed: observe and capture the human and spiritual essence behind a picture, in order to stimulate the observer to reflect and get in touch with his or her own emotions and interior life. His passion for photography and human narratives also spurred him to travel throughout the different continents. These journeys broadened his cultural knowledge and awareness, contributing to the evolution of his artistic work. A typical feature of Favaretto’s work is the use of elements taken from psychotherapy, such as metaphors and symbols and to photograph the real characters of local legends and tales.

For Favaretto, a picture has to trigger emotions, and does this in a circular process that involves the observer as well as the work of art itself. It is the observer who projects his or her own meanings and interpretations onto the picture, making it his or her own. Only in this way a photograph can be considered successful.  Stefano Favaretto is without doubt a creative, original artist who transforms photography into a sublime form of art, dedicating the uttermost attention and sensitivity even to the smallest details.

"PHOTOGRAPHING THE INVISIVILE"

Favaretto 's artistic research aims to investigate in a profound and systematic way the existence of an indispensable union between a so - called "invisible or invisible" universe made of energies, frequencies, vibrations, particular figures apparently not perceivable at all to the human eye and what instead represents the visible or more material world. You could also define the attempt to demonstrate the famous union between God understood as the energetic whole and nature, soul and cosmos and not physical matter, trying to remove that veil that has not always allowed us to see what is behind the matter and always around us in a single macrocosm. His attempt is to break down the boundaries between physical and non-physical by going deeper into human spirituality understood as the overcoming of the tangible matter towards something invisible from which life originates or from which the purpose of existing comes.

His deep research investigates elements that have always been the bridge between the two supposed universes (physical and not physical). One of these elements is that of the myth intended as a tool to arrive at a greater understanding of what surrounds us. Through the narration of myth we connect real or really existed elements to surreal or fantastic elements that have been deposited in the collective unconscious for centuries and not for this reason considered not existing (think of the myth of Christmas or angels). In the myth according to Favaretto precious information is deposited on the rites, traditions and beliefs of a people, often dictated by a particular observation of reality. Exploring this mythical reality we can succeed in grasping or demonstrating that the human being has always tried to "go beyond" and to be able to confirm the existence of a universe we do not see.

Favaretto tries to immortalise a reality that is there before our eyes, makes it emerge in the open and through the mirroring reveals it to the world in its entirety and form. This is how incredible figures emerge, sometimes scary because unknown to us and sometimes very similar to those described in mythological local and popular narratives.

The use of materials on which to print such as rock, marble and wood is used to bring the viewer a continuity in the research and to maintain the physical-non-physical duality in the conceptual uniqueness. In the work printed on precious materials, the importance of nature as an engine of humanity and as a container of human existence is deliberately highlighted.

 

Exhibitions

 

2013 publication of the book                          “Weil ich dich mag”, edited by                   Athesia Bolzano

2013 group exhibition Krakov Betel Club

2014 Espace gallery Bolzano solo exhibition “Colpo d´occhio” curated from Pietro Marangoni

2014 Miners’ museum, Monteneve              Ridanna                                            solo exhibition “Una miniera di                     emozioni”

2014 International Biennale of art ,              Asolo

2014 Marbles week Carrara

2014 Castiglione del Terziere                           Solo exhibition "La quinta stagione"              curated from Raffaella Paoletti (art               historian)

2014 Sunset Beach Cinquale                          Solo exhibition

2014 Carrara  Morelli Marmi  

        Solo exhibition “Scolpire il marmo con           la fotografia” curated from Luisa                   Passeggia

2015 Palazzo Ducale Massa,                            Solo exhibition presented from                      FIDAPA WPA Massa and                                curated from Claudio Giumelli (art                 ctitic), Luisa Passeggia (art                         historian), Corrado Lattanzi (                         historian), Alessio Zoppi (historian)

2015 Galleria Farini Bologna                             curated from Roberto Dudine

2015 Photissima Art Fair Venice

2015 Romart Biennale Roma

2015 Gala de l' Art Montecarlo

2015 United Factories biennale Milano       curated from Paolo feroce

2015 50x50x50 Art Südtirol Fortezza            curated from Hartig Thaler

2015 Shanghai Mei-bo  art museum

2015 Florence biennale 

2015 Viareggio Principe di Piemonte            presented from Giorgio Grasso                     (curator of the 54  Biennale of Venice)

2015 New York                                          Nina Torres gallery Spanish                society gallery                                    curated from Nina Torres

2015 Singapur Bank fair Nina Torres             gallery Pan pacific                                   curated from Nina Torres

2015 Savona Villa Cambiaso                      Solo exhibition                                               presented from Giorgio Grasso                     (curator of  the 54 Biennale of Venice)

2015 Triennale Ferrara

       curated from Primaluce Gallery

2015 Satura Gallery Genova

2015 International contemporary art             expo Trezzo sull' Adda

         curated from Giorgio Grasso                         (curator of the 54 Biennale of Venice)            and Mattea Micello

2016 Miit museum Turin

2016 J W Marriot Venice Fondazione                    Mazzoleni

2016 International Biennale of the              Dolomites curated from Giorgio                    Grasso and Mattea Micello

2106 Triennale of Verona

         curated from Paolo Levi

2016 Project "Utopia" curated from                   Fondazione musei trentini 

2016 Project Interpoma international                   apple fair

2017 Rovereto solo exhibition "Angel'                  touch"

2017 Zurich Tonart gallery "Touched"

2017 Museo Villa Mazzucchelli                          Fondazione  Mazzoleni

2017 Brixen 50x50x50 Art Southtyrol                    Hofburg 

2017 Kölner- Messe art fair

2018 Hall of fame - photographing the                    invisible of the most famous people              of South Tyrol - Tourist board                        Bolzano

2018 Yelets (russia) State University IA                  Bunin

2018 Shangai Meboi art museum

2018 Museo accademia etrusca Cortona             (maec) project etruscany wine

2019 Museo Diocesano Terni 

2019 Artour-o Firenze

2019 Cortina Grandhotel Miramonti

         solo show

2019 Rome Villa Giulia etruscan museum

         solo show

2020 La Ruotellina cortina d' Ampezzo

          solo show

2020 MAEC museum Cortona

         solo show

 

 

Awards:

2014 Special mention as one of the best artists of the Biennale internazionale d’arte, Asolo

2d place Gala de l´Art Monte Carlo

 

Recensed from:

Juliet Art Magazine february 2015

La Repubblica january 2015

NIP Magazine

 

 

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” 

Pablo Picasso 

© 2020 Stefano Favaretto photographer