Vittore Frattini

Lombardy, Italy - Artist
Born in 1937 in Varese, Lombardy, Vittore Frattini first encountered sculpture in his father’s atelier and continued his passion at the prestigious Accademia di Brera. His first solo exhibit in 1957 prompted both national and international retrospectives on an expansive body of work that has since appeared in numerous publications. Throughout his career, Frattini has made a simple line the cornerstone of his aesthetic, creating expressive pieces of complex artistic value, distinctive for their unique use of color, the essential harmony, and elegance. His works are present in private and public collections, and a large sculpture built-in 2002 welcomes passengers at the exit of Malpensa Airport. The larger form has a vertical thrust which is emphasized by the bands of color which enrich it. The airport is the means for going way up on high; for being over the earth towards the sky.

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With a minimal mark you can say a lot, in fact everything. This is the refusal of the kind of overemphasis where the aims are higher than the possibilities. Vittore Frattini

Vittore Frattini

Frattini is an artist who makes abstract pictures characterized by painted stripes along the longest side of the composition. This gives many possibilities that can be explored differentely each time. To concentrate on a means of expression is a positive starting point that in the long run allows you to arrive at the best results. It also, though, needs strength of character and commitment to the choice that has been made, because it is an obligation that lasts forever and also shows a participation in universal values. With a minimal mark you can say a lot, in fact everything.

This is a refusal of the kind of overemphasis where the aims are higher than the possibilities. Once the first impression has passed – which also can be very impressive – then time reveals all the work’s limits and weaknesses. 

(Giuseppe Panza di Biumo)

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