‘Art can draw real strength from the past’ is a concept that leads Fabiano Parisi’s work. Living in Rome, he is surrounded by classical paintings and frescos and he fascinated by the classical monuments and ancient ruins that remain, imagining how they were hundreds of years ago. Parisi’s photographic project, Il mondo che non vedo (The world I do not see), started from this concept, focusing his attention on modern ruins: theatres, churches, factories and other places that remain abandoned from our recent past and present. Il mondo… focuses on the mysterious beauty of these abandoned locations, which the Parisi sees as still having a soul, almost living independently from human memory and experience.
Fabiano Parisi was born in Rome, where he lives and works. Following a degree in psychology, he chose to make photography his career. Parisi participated in the 54th Venice Biennale, Italian Pavilion and in Fotografia Festival Internazionale di Roma in 2012 at the Macro Museum. In 2012 he was shortlisted for the Young Masters Art Prize in London, and at the Arte Laguna Prize 2012 in Venice he won a special prize. In 2010 he was the winner of the Celeste Prize International for photography in New York. He has had several solo shows, some of the most recent of which were held at Diana Lowenstein gallery in Miami in 2013, at the Glauco Cavaciuti gallery in Milan in 2013 and 2011, at the FotoLeggendo photography festival in Rome in 2011, at the Museo di Roma in Trastevere in 2010 and at the Fabbrica Borroni in Milan in 2009.