709 Penn Gallery
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
January 18, 2013 - February 17, 2013
Opening reception: Jan. 18 (6pm-8pm)
In The Painting as Object, Florentine-born artist Fabrizio Gerbino explores the nature of paintings as objects in themselves, by presenting a series of meta-paintings that use earlier works almost like objects in a still life, or as the launching point for abstractions. Gerbino translates these subjects into minimalist shapes using colors mixed only from primaries.
Fabrizio Gerbino is an Italian artist who was born in Tripoli, Libya in 1962. He graduated from the Istituto Statale D’Arte and attended the Scuola Libera del Nudo at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence, Italy. In October of 2003 he moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he currently lives and works. He has exhibited his work extensively in Florence and other Italian cities as well as in Germany. His work has ranged from painting, installations, iron sculpture to video.
While his work continues to draw inspiration from urban spaces, industrial buildings, and abandoned industrial objects, this new series considers the nature of painting.