Fabio Mauri, ‘Ombre ’, 1997, Galleria Michela Rizzo
Fabio Mauri, ‘Ombre ’, 1997, Galleria Michela Rizzo

About Fabio Mauri

Fabio Mauri became one of the best-known post-war Italian artists for his exploration of many mediums, particularly his film and performance works. Mauri began his career making gestural paintings and drawings, but these fell to the wayside as Mauri’s interest in moving images grew. He became most fascinated with film, drawing from both personal and documentary materials. The projected image onto a surface became a central motif and a device for bridging several moments in time. Beginning in the 1950s, Mauri created a series for which he is now best known, comprised of “Schermi” (or “Screens”). As he described, “even before starting a movie, the screen was for me a sort of absorbent paper. It would give us a reality that had already been judged.”

Italian, 1926-2009, Rome, Italy, based in Rome, Italy

Solo Shows

2018
New York,
Fabio Mauri. With Out

Group Shows

2009
Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea Ex Aurum, 
Pescara, Italy,
Cromofobie - Percorsi del Bianco e del Nero nell'Arte Italiana Contemporanea
2002
Spazio Itinerante, 
Montone, Province of Teramo, Italy,
Il Crocevia dei Poeti
2000
Spazio Itinerante e Palazzo De Sanctis, 
Castelbasso, Province of Teramo, Italy,
Trasalimenti, Progetto per L'Arte Contemporanea
1998
Spazio Itinerante e Antico Palazzo Municipale, 
Castelbasso, Province of Teramo, Italy,
Trasalimenti, Progetto per L'Arte Contemporanea
1995
Museo Sperimentale di Arte Contemporanea, 
L'Aquila, Italy,
Ad Usum Fabricae