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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.

MEETING MARBLE

In 2014, Favaretto’s artistic and spiritual development leads him to devote himself entirely to photography, without ever loosing the deep connection between art and psychology.

In 2014 he also gets in touch with a new geographic area, the province of Massa and Carrara, which leads to something like a real revolution in his way of doing art. The cultural variety of this region, its ancient legends originated from the world of marble as well as the deep artistic sensitivity of this area are a breeding ground for the development of new, original artistic techniques. The Alpi Apuane and Claudio Morelli, a craftsman with a profound knowledge of marble, introduce the artist to this fascinating material full of life. Marble becomes the main source of Favaretto’s artistic creations, transforming the artist’s work and way of doing photography. Printing his pictures on thin marble-layers is the starting point of a new artistic quest, where matter and photography work together to form unique works of art with a very strong visual impact. The photographs seem to be born from the matter itself, literally melting into them.

HUNTING TALES AND LEGENDS

The new  artistic research and concept aims at exploring  tales, legends and mythes of a territory through people’s narrations converting them into pictures, printed on  autochthonous materials (like slate, marble and wood). Thanks to the  artistic process, which includes the mirroring of the pictures,  faces, figures animals, simbols emerge new revealing the hidden essence of the explored territory. Thanks to this new research the artist is travelling around the world showing his concept and taking part to the most important exhibitions or fairs.

 

 

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

 

 

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