Fabrizio Monetti exibited in various personal and collective art exibitions (gallery G. Salzano in Turin catal. by P.Fossati, Gallery Annunciata in Milan). From then he devoited himself to the study of Arbres and of Towers. By commission of Regione Piemonte he prepared the ARBRE and the PIETRAIA for the Salone del Libro 2001. With Guido Quarzo he published three art children books: "Il Costruttore di Torri" (Hopefulmonster, 2000), "Nella casa del Signor Tuono" (Lapis, 2006), "The invention of trees from 7 to 21" (Notes, 2011). Theese stories inspired homonymous performances. The originalityof theese books is that writing follows imagines and not viceversa. In 2008 the "Costruttore di Torri" was also subject of degree dissertation at the University of Florence by Lucia Mazzoncini (History of Art Criticism, prof. Piergiacomo Petrioli).
Fabrizio Monetti is graduated in Architecture, Politecnico of Turin .
Scholarship older in master courses Industrial Design, Domus Academy of Milan.
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THE EMPTY AND FULL SPACE
Une autre facon de voir les arbres
by Piergiacomo Petrioli
When you draw a tree, you have to feel you are lifting up - Chinese proverb
It is clear that the genuine artist by using his sensiblity and genius can reveal a new perceptiveness of the world. That is the real enchantment of art. In fact, art shows that things exist and shows a new way to see them too. For that, the painter teaches to see the world, to understand various and new aspects of the universe. Fabrizio Monetti, with his last works, shows a new way his own one - to observe trees.
Monetti is a versatile artist: he is painter, sculptor, actor, performer (his monologue Il Signor Pirandello desiderato al telefono by the well-known Italian writer Antonio Tabucchi is still perfomed successfully in Italy and abroad).
Monettis artistic research started from paintings full of vitalistic dynamism kind of Russian futurism exhibited in Milan in 1994. Then that research has developed, following an exact inward way; and the apparently confused chaos of colourful scratches, in his early works, thickens into determinate shapes.
In sculpture, the artist created the Towers, polychromatic and vivid obeliskes by painted wood. From these towers a fairy tale, Il costruttore di torri (The tower-maker), was written by Guido Quarzo, one of the most relevant Italian authors for children. And that novel became a performance for theatre played by Monetti. That reveals a continuous change of different media: sculpture, theatre and finally a fascinating object of contemporary art, expressly made for children or for people who can still be astonished... just to remember Oscar Wilde.