Ettore Frani

Biography

Ettore Frani

Artwork

" ...always at the edge between abstraction and figuration "

Biography

Research

With the exclusive use of the oil painting, the artist creates images with a strong symbolic value and evocative in an attempt to bring out what can not be represented. The central themes which the research is representing are the spirituality of man, the sacredness and mystery of nature. His poetic language is nourished by subtraction, stripped of the essence of mysticism which becomes visible and follows the path of a rarefied atmosphere in constant dialogue with the image, always at the edge between abstraction and figuration.

Notes

Data

Termoli (Italy) August 26, 1978 Lives and works in Rome

Training and Education


2002 Degree of Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Urbino
2007 Specialized in Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna

Solo exhibitions

2014 
Breaths, edited by Antonella Ranaldi, Ravenna, National Museum

2013
An Ethics for the Nature, edited by Eleonora Frattarolo, Grizzana Morandi, Second Barn of Campiaro (catalogue)
Celestial Attraction, edited by Umberto Palestini, Teramo, L’Arca – laboratory for contemporary art (catalogue)
2012
Celestial Attraction, edited by Umberto Palestini, Urbino, Native House of Raffaello/Bottega of Giovanni Santi (catalogue)
Criticism in Art, edited by Matteo Galbiati, Ravenna, MAR - City Art Museum (catalogue)
2011
Limen, texts by Massimo Recalcati e Stefano Castelli, Bologna, L’Ariete contemporaryart (catalogue)
2010
Resonance. Young artists confront with the mystery, edited by Chiara Canali, Andrea Dall’Asta S.I., Matteo Galbiati and Kevin McManus, Milan, San Fedele Gallery (catalog)
Elegy, with poems of Leonardo Bonetti, Rome, Maniero Gallery (brochure)

Group exhibitions  

2013
The enigma of Isidore Ducasse. Tribute to Lautrèamont, edited by Patrizia Silingardi, Sonia Schiavone, Stefano Rovatti, Mario Santini and Antonella Di Tillo, Verona, Cottage  Arsenale Square n°3
2012
And white. A different word to say milk, edited by Massimiliano Fabbri, Bagnacavallo (RA), Civic Museum of the Cappuccine (catalogue)
2012
Private Space. Works from Teresio Monina collection 1956-2012, edited by bosco-impastato, Casale Monferrato (AL), Castle of Monferrato (catalogue) With eyes to the stars. Young artists confront with the Sacred, edited by Ilaria Bignotti, Andrea Dall’Asta S.I., Matteo Galbiati, Massimo Marchetti and Michele Tavola, Bologna, Gallery of Modern Art Giacomo Lercaro (brochure)
2011
54th International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale. Special initiative of Italian Pavilion. State of the Arts/Academies of Fine Arts, edited by Vittorio Sgarbi, Venice, Arsenale Novissimo, Tese di San Cristoforo (catalogue)
Happy Days at Testori House 2011, edited by the artist, Novate Milanese (MI), House of Giovanni Testori (catalogo)
Triptyque, Paris, Galerie Felli (catalogue)
2010
Feminine, Bologna, L'Ariete contemporaryart
The art of gardens. The essential luxury,  edited by Roberta Perfetti, Roma, Terme of Diocleziano (catalogue)
XXXI Biennal of Arts Roncaglia, edited by Carla Molinari and Stefano Castelli, San Felice sul Panaro (MO), Rocca Estense (catalogue)
2009
Vegetating, edited by Luigi Cerutti, Finalborgo Marina (SV), Cloister of Santa Caterina
Contemplations. Beauty and tradition of the new in the italian contemporary painting , edited by Alberto Agazzani, Rimini, Sismondo Castle (catalogue)
7x7. Seven artists born in the sevnties, Bologna, L'Ariete contemporaryart
Painting and photography, edited by Ida Mitrano, Rome, Venanzo Crocetti Museum (catalogue)

Prizes
  
 
2013
Espoarte:award, edited by Espoarte, Artistic Season 2012/2013, Section Under 45 Artist of the Year, Winner 2012
Opera Prize 2012. The ways of the water, edited by Daniele Casadio, Ravenna, Cloister of the library Oriani, Winner ex-aequo (catalogue)
San Fedele VisualArt Prize 2011/2012 ...E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle. The journey, edited by Daniele Astrologo, Ilaria Bignotti, Chiara Canali, Andrea Dall’Asta S.I., Matteo Galbiati, Chiara Gatti, Angela Madesani, Kevin McManus and Michele Tavola, Milan, San Fedele Gallery, Finalist, (catalogue)
First Edition of Ciaccio Broker's Prize for the Young Italian Painting, edited by Luigi Menghelli, ArtVerona, october 2011, Winner
San Fedele VisualArt Prize 2010/2011: ...E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle. Where am I?, edited by Daniele Astrologo, Ilaria Bignotti, Chiara Canali, Andrea Dall’Asta S.I., Matteo Galbiati, Chiara Gatti, Angela Madesani, Kevin McManus and Michele Tavola, Milano, San Fedele Gallery, Finalist (catalogue)
San Fedele VisualArt Prize 2009/2010: The secret of the gaze, edited by Daniele Astrologo, Luca Bernabé, Ilaria Bignotti, Chiara Canali, Andrea Dall’Asta S.I., Matteo Galbiati, Chiara Gatti, Angela Madesani, Kevin McManus, Barbara Sorrentini, Michele Tavola, Fabio Vittorini and Giuseppe Zito S.I., Milan, San Fedele Gallery, Winner (catalogue)
IV Mario Razzano Prize, edited by Proposta Association, Benevento, ARCOS Museum, Finalist (catalogue) LXI Michetti Prize. Italian Diorama, edited by Carlo Fabrizio Carli, Francavilla Al Mare (CH), Michetti Museum, Finalist (catalogue)  

Bibliography/Publications 

Ettore Frani, texts of Massimo Recalcati and Stefano Castelli, Vanilla Editions, Albissola Marina (SV) 2011 (catalogue)

Closed book, with Ettore Frani's paintings, a book by Leonardo Bonetti, Sigismundus Editions, Ascoli Piceno 2011 (book)
Ettore Frani. Rarefied re-velation of painting, edited text ad interview by Matteo Galbiati, Espoarte #70, april-may 2011 (art magazine)

Artwork