Gaetano Fracassio exhibited at Galleria Gagliardi in 2013.
Self-taught, in young age, he discovers, as he himself says, "the art as mental and physical needs of survival", he is interested at the music and sculpture and his research continue between photography, painting and audiovisual communication. In 1996, after having worked as a director and writer, working with major international networks, decided to devote himself exclusively to what he calls "the oldest of the arts", painting, recovering also the sculpture all-round. Lyrical and visionary artist, tells his stories with a delicate and surreal poetic, moving between painting, sculpture and photography with the same spontaneity and enthusiasm. He has participated in numerous museum exhibitions and is present in the most important international art fairs. Among the critics and curators who have written about Fracassio, we cite in alphabetical order: Andrea Beolchi, Roberto Borghi, Carlo Catturini, Jaqueline Ceresoli, Claudio Cerritelli, Raffaele De Grada, Carlo Franza, Laura Forti, Sandro Martini, Claudio Rizzi, Valeria Vaccari, Alberto Veca.
Gaetano Fracassio was born in 1962 and lives and works in Milan. Self-taught, he discovered at a very young age, as he himself says, "art as a psychophysical need for survival". His research continues between photography, painting, sculpture and audiovisual communication (editor, director and author). A lyrical and visionary artist, he tells his stories with a delicate and surreal poetics, moving between painting, sculpture and photography with the same spontaneity and enthusiasm. He has participated in numerous exhibitions and museum shows and is present in the most important international art fairs.
Recent personal exhibitions include:
2003 “Realtà manipolate” alla Galleria Catu’s (BO) 2004 “Anniversario X anno” alla Galerie Nichel, Monaco 2005 “Ri-evoluzione”, Galleria Concetti d’Arte, Osnago (Lc) 2006 “Oltre la soglia”, Galleria Annotazioni d’Arte, Milano 2006 “Allegoria e vissuto del Finale”, Fortezza di Castelfranco, Finale Ligure Marina (Sv) 2007 “Pittura e Scultura”, Galleria Cavenaghi, Milano, a cura di Riccardo Zelatore 2008 “Legami stretti”, Galleria Fabbrica EOS, Milano, a cura di Chiara Gatti 2009 “Misurazioni di tempi e di luoghi”, Galleria Cavenaghi, Milano 2010 “Senza passare dal via”, Galleria Eleonora D’Andrea Contemporanea, Milano, a cura di Matteo Galbiati 2011-12 “Un filo di colore. Gaetano Fracassio dialoga con Joan Miró”. Gli eroici furori Arte contemporanea
PRINCIPALI MOSTRE COLLETTIVE
1986 Collettiva alla Atlantic Gallery (NY), “Young Italian Painters”; 1989 Collettiva alla Galleria Le Ore (MI), “Confronti”; 1989 Rassegna milanese dell’espressività giovanile “Il gioco delle Arti”, Palazzo della Triennale (MI) 1992 “Divagazioni Immagini della Poesia e dell’Arte”, Villa Borghese Parisi, Frascati (Roma) pres. Claudio Cerritelli 1993 1°rassegna. Premio “S. Carlo Borromeo”, Palazzo della Permanente (MI) 1998 “Biennale Postumia Giovani”, Museo d’Arte Moderna di Gazzoldo degli Ippoliti, Mantova 1999 Galleria Gabriele Cappelletti, (MI) 2006 Arte contemporanea in Lombardia – “Generazione anni ’60″, Civico Museo “Parisi Valle” Comune di Maccagno (Va) – a cura di Claudio Rizzi 2009 Concorso Scultura nella Città, “Progetti per Milano”, Milano, Museo della Permanante 2009 Che occhi grandi che hai! Favole d’artisti di ieri e di oggi”, Galleria San Fedele, Milano, a cura di Andrea Dell’Asta e Chiara Gatti.