arborisation nomade

charcoal, acrylic paint, recycled paper in rolls 70 x 1000-2000 cm

2016

An excursion in the moistness of the forest under a winter sky, equipment on one’s back. The work is a painting that unfurls from one roll of paper to another, over dozens and dozens of meters, thrown like a bridge between the emotion of Nature that brings the artist to life and the objective world.

Fabian Sbarro leaves his studio to immerse himself physically in the natural world; like a contemporary Impressionist, he sets out to encounter his subject. Equipped with a folding table he built himself, rolls of paper, a stool, pieces of charcoal and white paint, he walks the Swiss countryside and forests until the tie between artist and environment comes into being. He stops, unpacks his equipment and starts a creative process based on contemplation and the spontaneously drawn line.

The eye strays in the infinite, with no concern for what the hand reproduces intuitively on the paper, shapes and perceived feelings appearing at will. The work is timeless travel, a roll of film exposed during the trip, the harvest of a moment, reflecting both that which in Nature is frozen and that which is in movement. The work seems to lie between the spontaneous movement of action painting and the harmony of Japanese templates. Sara Zambonini

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