Born in Arpino (Frosinone) ITALY Carlo FANTAUZZI personifies in his temperament the ancestral history and culture of an area that descends from an ancient civilisation. It is through research that his paiting brings its needs to life. Existence, opposing itself to finality and death,becomes an extraordinary power through the roots it has in the emotion that animates one’s imagination. It evolves into a presence of spirit, where light and sound are as one and the “hand” dreams about and subsequently finds symbols of entirety. His research fractures the usual approach of criticism, thus permitting the need of being to emerge, along with a human energy that is able to redeem his painting from the mortification of criticism and re-establish it as a principle of life.Total devotion, decisive in painting, becomes the assertion of human power in existence, manifest beyond false identity and giving guidance through experience to those who are in his condition.
The force of rehabilitation and therapy soar high as a paradigm of truth, authenticity and spirit; “a code of spirit” in which communicability can be defined as image and visual language. It is within the peace and simplicity of his life and family that this artist from Arpino also lives the chaotic ferment of everyday existence, fighting against difficulties and transforming sufferinginto beauty.It is absurd that his work should remain within the boundaries of the provincial area, not able to find the spaceit merits through the values, message of faith and vision that it confers.
Carlo Fantauzzi was born in Arpino (Frosinone - Italy) on October 4th 1950, he became deaf when he was three years old.
He started his career in 1968 as a self-taught man selling paintings in navona Square (Rome).
Starting from 1970 he has been taking part in the artistic life of the country attending more then about 460 competitions and exhibitions where he gained a lot of prizes becouse of his popularity.
The critics too are enthusiastic about his work and he has won many prizes.
Moany (more than 370) are the personal exhibition that he prepared with a lot of success.
Some of his works are in public and private collection in Italy and overseas. Favourable reviews appeared on dailies, magazines and art book.
1976 Rome (Campidoglio) - Prize Medal Silver (On. Giulio Andreotti)
1981 Rome - Prize “Oscar” for the Painting
1987 Colleferro - Special Prize for the Retrospective of Twenty Years
1993 Segni - Prize Trophy of “Monti Lepini” (made by the sculptor G. Cherubini)
1994 Rome - Prize Gold Medal for his 25th Anniversary
1998 Arpino - Prize Gold Medal for the Career
2002 Washington, D.C. U.S.A. - Prize 2 Gold Medals (Gallaudet University for Deaf Way II)
2006 Rome - Prize Plate (III International Biennal of Deaf Contemporany Art)
2008 Arpino - Prize Gold Medal for the 40th Anniversary Career (work of art by the sculptor G.
And other awards and trophies around the world…Read More