18 Jan Fabio Monizio
Fabio Monizio was born in Naples, 1982. He has a scientific background. He approaches for the first time decoration as a mean through which improving the spaces surrounding. Obsessed by mass-media, his main fascinations are magazines’ glossy pages and their images. His experiences in the typography industry contributed to the improvement of his ability as a graphic and image maker.
The study of the work by Mimmo Rotella continuously inspired his production; the influences from Micheal Anderson refined his technical skills. Monizio’s fist solo exhibition took place in Naples, 2003. After that, will follow several shows all around Italy, from Milan to Portocervo.
Fabio Monizio is an illusionist, his production is an inventory of treasures taken from the mother lode of the modern view of the artist, and it takes the spectator away from his ordinary world. As every illusionist does, the artist studies the psychology of his society, in order to find scopes of practice.
“Mix” is the keyword of the contemporary age; it is hard to express oneself through classical art forms, so collage is a successful way to show the immediate present. “Mix” is itself a compromise between chaos and harmony. This is the mechanism: given two realities, one real and one constructed by the medias (in particular, by magazines), there is a third one, assembled by the artist, which links to both the two others.
Upon that, Monizio’s self-evident aesthetic taste and inclination towards harmony add to his production a slight attitude for decoration, and compose an order which cannot be misunderstood. His collages are webs in which the spectator is captured, attracted in the labyrinth of quotations taken from cinema, music and television.
He lives, works and create in Rome.