Claudio Fabbricatore was born in the Italian city of Pomigliano D’Arco, grew up in Germany and currently lives and works in Rome.
Fabbricatore, a contemporary, figurative painter, started drawing and painting at a very young age, taking delight in miniatures, models and making diorama. While he mainly uses oil paints he also works with watercolours and sometimes pastel.
One of the main sources of the artist’s inspiration were works of old Masters from late nineteenth and early twentieth century - the strong influence by this fascination is present in nearly all of Fabbricatore’s paintings.
In 2012 he had a chance to meet with the acclaimed painter Alexandr Onishenko in Prague, who is known for his technique of painting on Black Canvas using palette knife. It had a positive influence on Fabbricatore’s work and led him to experiment with palette knife on Black Canvas. The same year he entered the group LAO (Laboratorio Arti Ornamentali) of San Lorenzo,
where by sharing the atelier and ideas with other artists led him to start studying the use of light and chromatic contrast of different subjects on Black Canvas.
Fabbricatore’s paintings are rather reflection of his research, study and experimenting than a result of modern trends. The process of painting becomes a meditative exercise that ends up with psychological and physiological balance. The artist thus creates a liaison between the instinctive - creative and more logical processes.
The work of Fabbricatore pushes the observer towards contemplation and transform the viewer’s mind into state of quiescence, wellbeing and relaxation.