Bailey Contemporary Arts presents ABSTRACT PUNK by Tommaso Fattovich
The Bailey Contemporary Arts Center will present a solo exhibition by renowned South Florida visual artist, Tommaso Fattovich. The works included in Abstract Punk highlight the dynamics of pigmentation and energy, and are open to the viewer’s interpretation.
The opening reception is on Friday, March 4, 2022, during Old Town Untapped, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., its artist talk is on March 16 at 7:00 p.m., and the exhibition will run until May 22. , 2022. For more information, www.pompanobeacharts.org
“Abstract Punk’s paintings immediately draw the viewer in with their incredible vibrancy and color,” said Phyllis Korab, Director of Cultural Affairs. “These paintings take abstraction to a level where anyone can understand and identify with what is depicted. There is no need for rationalization – what you see is what it is!”
Fattovich paints with a combination of media using his hands and tools such as plaster trowels to create a textured surface. The artist finds the most rewarding aspect of his process is recognizing when the painting becomes what it was meant to be and allowing viewers to continually redefine the work. A self-taught painter and self-defined abstract punk, he has always valued self-determination above all else and spends his time in the studio escaping the pull of the outside world in order to create from his most authentic inner source. Fattovich’s powerful compositions, eloquent and raw in their palette and gesture, draw the viewer into feeling the often overlooked, and sometimes overwhelming, energy that surrounds him in the world. Inviting viewers to delve deeper into his creative world, his paintings showcase his brush strokes, and even his arm gestures, which he uses to bring his powerful compositions to life.
Fattovich describes his youth in Milan, Italy as his first significant education in the fine arts. His family moved to the United States when Fattovich was a teenager. He continues to draw inspiration from the similarities of the two places, as well as the deep contrasts between them. The expansive art landscape of Miami’s Wynwood Art District became the backdrop for Fattovich’s early art exhibitions beginning in 2010. His work has since been included in exhibitions in Miami, San Francisco, Palm Springs, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Boca Raton, East Hampton, as well as his first solo exhibition in New York at CJ One Gallery in 2021. The artist currently lives and works in Boca Raton, Florida.
Bailey Contemporary Arts Center is located at 41 NE 1st St., Pompano Beach, Florida
The exhibition is free and open to the public.
Tuesday to Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday & Monday: CLOSED