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Christophe Faso

Christophe Faso - painter
"His creations are mental tremors, and the veins are long paths."

Painter Christophe Fasolato, who uses the artist name Faso, was born in L’Union in 1975. He is a member of the Taylor foundation as well as la maison des artistes and is currently living in Paris.

From advertising to painting

Faso studied Applied Arts. After working briefly in advertising agencies, he realised that his true vocation was drawing and painting. Creating and art have always been essential for the painter. Nevertheless, according to him, it is not always easy, and often not the right time, to focus on the craft. After a decade, Faso presented his work on canvas and paper in a number of contemporary art exhibitions.

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Man as the subject

Man, whom he often calls ‘the human creature’, is Faso’s preferred subject. He describes himself as an actor who observes and tells stories about his contemporaries. The human being surprises him, makes him laugh, and saddens him. The world’s fluctuating current affairs is a sum of feelings and events that allow him to construct many subjects linked to the everyday life of individuals.

Between abstraction and figuration

Faso works using limited tools: his fingers, a stick, and paintbrushes. Acrylic painting and inks are essential in the work he produces. The artist mixes, constructs, and deconstructs shapes, which visually strengthen his paintings and drawings. By using the colour white Faso represents the act of breathing whilst the explosion of colours represents vibrations. His hard and bold brushstrokes create abstract shapes, which, if you look closely, represent a more concrete subject, such as in his painting Sea of Love, which depicts a mother carrying her child.

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États de grâce

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Credentials

Prizes

  • 2016
    LE SEL - 1er Prix – Sèvres, France
  • 2014
    FESTIV'ARALYA - Nominated – Paris, France
  • 2011
    MA PARIS - Nominated – Paris, France
  • 2010
    ART CITÉ - 1er Prix – Fontenay-sous-Bois, France

Group exhibitions

  • 2016
    Mac Paris / Espace Champerret – Paris, France
  • 2015
    Salon Comparaisons - Art Capital / Grand Palais – Paris, France
  • 2015
    Biennale 109 / Cité Internationale des Arts – Paris, France
  • 2010
    Exposition Artistes Émergents / New Art Center – New York, United States

Solo exhibition

  • 2017
    État de grâce / Galerie François Fontaine – Genève-Satigny, Switzerland

Publications

  • 2017
    revue ARTENSION – janvier-février #141
  • 2017
    Édition Aréa – COMME UN (1)
  • 2015
    Brève ARALYA – Une humanité sans concession
  • 2014
    Édition Bibliocratie – États de grâce

Residency

  • 2011
    59 RIVOLI - Paris, France
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