Australian artist Fabrizio Biviano has a preoccupation with the past and notions of spent time. Both his own and others. Drawing inspiration from the traditions Dutch still life painting, graphic design and personal experiences, he uses the objects of daily life to produce self-referential work that seeks to examine his personal investments of time, loss and consumption. Paintings often consist of the common place and mundane. Familiar objects, loosely rendered, such as paper coffee cups, books and tourist mementos sit in contrast to a painterly almost colourless spaces. In doing so, Biviano, highlights not only the wear and tear of use, but also the time invested in those who created the wear and tear. The paintings are ultimately monuments to the past.
Biviano completed a Master of Fine Art from Monash University in 2014. An art instructor by day, he maintains a tireless dedication to his practice. Biviano was a finalist in the inaugural Evelyn Chapman Art Award at S.H. Ervin Gallery (2018) and the Eutick Memorial Still Life Award (2018). He was also a finalist in the renowned Arthur Guy Memorial Prize for Painting (2015), the Paul Guest Prize for Drawing (2014) and the Belle Arti, Chapman and Bailey Art Award (2010). His work features in the collections of Artbank and the Latrobe University Museum of Art and many private collections in Australia, the USA and the UK.
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