Gabriele Fettolini

Born in 1955 - Switzerland


Gabriele Fettolini is a Swiss painter born in 1955.
He started painting when he was 15 years old and eventually joined an Art School after high school, at the age of 20.

In 1986, he moved to Catalonia and decided to devote himself solely to painting. Many artists have influenced his work, Some of them he discovered as a youngster such as Klee, Matisse and Picasso while others he meet while he was studying such as Bacon, Tapiès and a group of abstract expressionists. More recently, he has discovered Sicilian artists such as Juan Uslé, among many others.

Gabriele Fettolini does not like to use the word “inspiration” when he speaks about his creative process, instead, he’d rather talk about a certain “discomfort” which generates ideas, feelings, sensations and concepts which he uses to create his paintings. Moreover, the artist is convinced that his art is a big part of his identity, that every single one of his experiences can be use to enrich his work.

Gabriele made his first exhibition in 1992. Ever since, his work has regularly been exposed at various exhibitions and contemporary art fairs.

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2016 Affordable Art Fair, Brussels, with PontArte

2015 Affordable Art Fair, Amsterdam, with Pontarte

2014 "sconfinare con" Palazzo comunale Riva San Vitale, TI (Switzerland) /with Daniela Carrara (sculptor)

2013 Château de Venthône + galerie Grand Fontaine, VS (Switzerland) /with Jo Milne
"cara a cara" La casa Elizalde, Barcelona /with Anet Duncan
2011 "ausencia", galerie Zimmermannhaus, Brugg AG (Switzerland) /with Ursula Rutishauser
2010 Le7 galerie, Martigny VS (Suiza) /with Etienne Kähenbühl (sculptor)
2009 “spazi muti” Quiosc Gallery, Tremp (Spain)
2008 “les environs du vide“ galerie Arts et Lettres, Vevey VD (Switzerland)
2006 galleria Graziosa Giger, Leuk-Stadt VS (Switzerland)
2005 galerie Le Broisin, Champéry VS (Switzerland) /with Gianmario Togni (sculptor)
2004 “rigorosa fragilità“ galerie Carzaniga, Basel
2003 Art Contact, Rolle VD (Switzerland)
2002 “color tal vez sombra ” Insitut Français, Barcelona
2001 “prima materia” Quiosc Gallery, Tremp (Spain)
2000 “inter-nos” galería Segovia Isaacs, Barcelona
1998 galerie Grand Fontaine, Sion VS (Switzerland)
1997 galería Panorama, Barcelona
“deslices de la memoria” galería Segovia Isaacs, Barcelona
1997 galerie du Soleil, Saignelégier JU (Switzerland)
1994 galerie Grand Fontaine, Sion VS (Switzerland)
1991 Kulturzentrum Chrämerhuus, Langenthal BE (Switzerland)
1990 galerie Bel-Etage, Basel
1989 “natura amiga“ galerie No Tu No, Carouge-Genève
1988 Studio d’arte Il Moro, Firenze /with Philippe Wenger
1985 Club Jurassien des arts, Moutier JU (Switzerland)

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