Colors that pierce you, disturbing eyes that scrutinize you, fantastic faces poised between joy and amazement, naive traits and imperious brush strokes. Fabio Bellotti, creative of the fabric that has made his imagination since the 70s on the most beautiful Italian silks, in maturity has made a generational leap found youth and a liveliness never tamed. "In Your Eyes", his little, very intense, amazing exhibition at the Galleria Jannone gathered his friends ever and new fans. Flavio Lucchini, who has been and is a great admirer from the golden times of the first Vogue Italia and the L’Uomo Vogue he himself created, so he recalls the man and the genius who contributed to the update of Italian fashion.
Fabio was a great creative of fabrics with which he made a great contribution to Italian and the world fashion. It became a contributor of Vogue Italia when I was artistic director. Even then, just more than twenty years old, he knew all those who had to do with fashion. From famous and non -famous stylists, traders, public relations people, photographers, models, make-up artists etc. In addition to being appreciated as a creative she was nice to everyone. He liked to grasp the fun side of life. With his first exhibition as an artist at the Jannone gallery, with his imaginative portraits of women he also makes it clear to those who do not know him who he is. After so many years the child has always been in him. With the knowledge and culture accumulated in many years lived in contact with artists and creatives of all kinds, his paintings are artworks of a portraitist who knows expressionism, pop art, Memphis, fauves, Warhol and all those who, a thousand times, he saw in the museums of all the countries he has visited. This from a formal point of view. But if we observe the content, a female humanity appears to us seen with the complacency and irony of the fashion man. Today the intervention on the body and in particular on the face allows people to get noticed, to always be different, original and new. Mask moods and feelings. We like these paintings because they are naive beautiful and fun.
Galleria Antonia Jannone, corso Garibaldi 125, ends March 18th