Biography

Fabio Calvetti was born in 1956 in Certaldo - a small town in the Province of Florence - where he continues to live today. He studied at an art high school and, once graduated, he enrolled in the Accademia delle Belle Arti di Firenze and became a student of the Scuola di Pittura (painting school). He boasts an active career in Italy and abroad, participating in art shows in the U.S.A., Germany, Spain, Belgium, and in Japan. In 1995 he took part in a painting workshop at the Le Port Ecole des Beaux Arts on the island of Réunion. Calvetti has taken part in countless artistic events and international exhibitions. He is widely regarded as the foremost exponent of Italian Neo-figurationism (Nuova Figurazione).

Painting works

Among the main themes in Fabio Calvetti’s work we list: absence, waiting, the deep silence of souls, empty spaces brimming with questions. In a timeless, almost theatrical context, untouched by natural lighting, lonely women seem to be listening to themselves, as if waiting for something to happen, for an answer to magically appear. Calvetti’s pieces convey an irresistible sense of suspense, an atmosphere that contrasts with the frenetic intensity of daily life. This opposition is magnificently portrayed in his latest painting, where the painter chooses an external setting made up of metropolitan scenery and glimpses industrial outskirts of cities in the deep of the night.
Exhibitions
Exhibitions
2018
Arte Genova (Italy)
Venice Art Fair, Venezia (Italy)
Salon de Biarritz (Spain)
Fabio Calvetti\'s Works Toncelli Show Room, Milano (Italy)
Corpo e anima d\'Haudrecy Art Gallery, Knokke (Belgium)
Now and here Palazzo Bastogi, Firenze (Italy)

2017
Il senso di un viaggio Montagnana (Italy)
Tempo Imperfetto Sense Gallery, Sofia (Bulgaria)
Tempo Imperfetto Galleria Art Largo Galleri, Varna (Bulgaria)
Tranches de vie Musee Utrillo-Valadon, Sannois (France)
Consolazione Seoul Art Center (South Korea)

2016
Bella Italia Fredener Musiktage, Freden (Germany)
La via dell\'Arte Villa Schiff, Montignoso (Italy)
Scraps of life / Pezzi di vita Palazzo dei Priori, Volterra (Italy)
Little tales Santa Maria della Misericordia, Perugia (Italy)

2015
Una notte di primavera SAL, Catania (Italy)
Possibile verità Galleria Impressionart, Cetona (Italy)
AAF Milano (Italy)

2014
The world in one room / Il  mondo in una stanza  Le stanze della vita , Palazzo Pretorio, Certaldo (Italy)
The world in one room / Il  mondo in una stanza Lettere d\'amore, Sala delle Colonne, Pontassieve (Italy)
Fabio Calvetti Galerie 13, Montpellier (France)

2013
La Toscane à Montreux Gallery Plexus “Villa Murillo\\", Montreaux (Switzerland)
Io parlo d’amore Galerie Saint-Hubert, Lyon (France)
Sotto...pelle Galleria Saletta dell\'Arte, Taranto (Italy)

2012
(mehr) worte der liebe Am Bollwerk Gallery, Neuruppin (Germany)
L\'essence de la peinture et de l\'ame Galerie Tatiana Tournemine, Paris (France)
Il respiro del tempo New Gallery, Lanciano (Italy)
AAF Bruxelles (Belgium)
ST\'ART Strasbourg (France)

2011
Lettere d\'amore Franca Pezzoli Arte Contemporanea, Clusone (Italy)
Tutto ciò che hai  Biale Cerruti Art Gallery, Siena (Italy)

2010
Diario notturno Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, Venezia (Italia)
Di cuore e di stelle  Galerie Tatiana Tournemine, Paris (France)
Messaggi segreti Galleria Brunetti, Ponsacco (Italy)
Arte Bergamo (Italy)
Art Verona (Italy)

2009
Frasi del silenzio Museo Nazionale del Palazzo Venezia, Roma (Italy)
Dimmi chi sei San Agostino Sale del Chiostro, Pietrasanta (Italy)
Fabio Calvetti Galleri Ronnquist & Ronnquist, Malmoe (Sweden)
Non dirmi niente, Galerie Saint-Hubert, Lyon (France)

2008
After the night Medici Gallery, Sarasota (USA)
Oltre la notte Galleria Artesanterasmo, Milano (Italy)
AAF Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
ST\'ART Strasbourg (France)

2007
Pensieri segreti Biale Cerruti Art Gallery, Siena (Italy)
Classic, Kortjik (Belgium)

2006
Attraversando la notte Galerie Art Comparason, Paris (France)
Women Medici Gallery, Sarasota (USA)

2005
Dolce presenza Galerie Saint-Hubert, Lyon (France)
ST\'ART Strasbourg (France)
Classic, Kortrijk (Belgio)

2004
Women Medici Gallery, Sarasota (USA)
Vorrei parlarti Galleria Tornabuoni, Pietrasanta (Italy)
Sotto al cielo Galleria Biale & Cerruti, Siena (Italy)

2003
Fabio Calvetti Shortgen Gallery, Lussemburgo
Verso un confine Artesanterasmo, Milano (Italy)

2002
Calvetti d\'Haudrecy Art Gallery, Knokke-Zoute (Belgium)
Calvetti Greenhouse Gallery, Kluisbergen (Belgium)
Calvetti Show Room Lalique, New York (USA)
Fabio Calvetti Galleria Ghiglieri,  Finale Ligure (Italy)

2001
Calvetti City Art Museum, Kwangju (Korea)
Il mistero dell\'esistenza Galleria Tornabuoni, Pietrasanta (Italy)
Calvetti Crédit Mutuel de Bretagne, Brest (France)
MiArt Milano (Italy)

2000
Tra la terra e il cielo Galleria Tornabuoni, Firenze (Italy)
Amore possibile Galerie Elisabeth Hirnickel  Bad Kissingen (Germany)
Kunstrai Amsterdam (The Netherlands)


PAST EXHIBITIONS:

1998
Noumea, Nuova Caledonia (Francia), Galerie Australe
Pontedera (Italia), Le mie ragioni, Galleria Ideart
Firenze (Italia), Distratti sogni, Galleria Tornabuoni
Barberino Valdelsa (Italia), Piccole storie, Chiesa di San Michele
Knokke (Belgio), D\'Haudrecy Art Gallery
Strada in Casentino (Italia), Lori Show Room
Scandicci (Italia), Indici e segni, Centro Arti Visive Modigliani
Hiroshima, Giappone, Hiroshima Dept. Store

1997
Strada in Casentino (Italia), Lori Show Room
Certaldo (Italia), Percorsi paralleli, Palazzo Pretorio
Finale Ligure (Italia), Galleria Ghiglieri
San Gimignano (Italia), Di silenzio e di luna, Rotini Art Gallery
Tokyo, Giappone, NICAF, Gallery Shiraishi
Osaka, Giappone, Daimaru Umeda Museum

1996
Poggibonsi (Italia), In questi silenzi, Galleria Comunale
Cosenza (Italia), Indici e segni, Galleria Il Triangolo
Mannhaim (Germania), Volksbank Gallery
Carcassonne (Francia), Galerie Or
Albino (Italia), Ordinari limiti, Galleria Baleri

1995
Tokyo (Giappone), Opere/Works, Miyasaka Gallery
Le Port, Ile de La Réunion (Francia), Galerie des Orchidées,
Tokyo (Giappone), Opere/Works, Ciuou Gallery

1994
Lezignan Corbieres (Francia), Maison Gibert
Strada in Casentino (Italia), Lori Show Room
Scandicci (Italia), Indici e segni, Centro Arti Visive Modigliani

1992
Toulouse (Francia), La lumiere brisée, Norina Nori Galerie
Bergamo (Italia), Queste stanze, Masserini Arte Contemporanea

1991
Tokyo (Giappone), La forma, il colore, Hoku Topia
Yokohama (Giappone), La forma, il colore, Art Box Gallery
Kanramachi (Giappone), La forma, il colore, Auditorium Pubblico
Levico Terme (Italia), Forse il cuore, Galleria Bruno Lucchi
Tomioka (Giappone), Visioni interiori, Koroku Gallery
Publications
FABIO CALVETTI

Catalogo generale

General catalogue of Fabio Calvetti.

Languages: Italian, English
Curated by Maurizio Vanni and Roberto Bastianoni.
Number of pages: 110 Size: cm 23 x 28 Price: 30.00 + € 10,00 shipping.
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FABIO CALVETTI

Catalogo generale versione small

Small version of the general catalogue of Fabio Calvetti.

Languages: Italian, English
Curated by Claudio Strinati.
Number of pages: 35 Size: cm 22 x 22 Price: 20.00 + € 10,00 shipping.
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FABIO CALVETTI

Libro

Book of Fabio Calvetti's artworks.

Languages: Italian, English
Curated by Giovanni Faccenda and Fabio Migliorati.
Number of pages: 160 Size: cm 25 x 33 Price: 40.00 + € 10,00 shipping.
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