of the exhibiton "The Colour, the Mask, the Anatomy
at the Gallery - Bookshop "Il Secondo Rinascimento"
…Fernando Macchiato's research concerns the image, the
spirituality, the introspection, the research of colours - beginning
with the choise of materials - and the use of the medium, particularly
the engraving one ...
... above all the faces express sentiments, never taken for granted
things: there is always something unexpected that surprises...
... this young, but firm, artist has a traditional formulation; his
materials are the usual ones of the painting: pencil, charcoal, engraving,
collage are the materials which have done picture's history...
... (He) faces a very difficult tradition. He bets on it. and I would
say for the most part he wins it ...
... he takes into account the tradition, but you perceive there is
innovation too ...
SERGIO DALLA VAL
and Bergamini in ehxibition at the "Centro Artistico"
by Eutizio Cosimi
La Nuova Ferrara - Culture & Entraitement
- Page 29
Saturday May 13th 2000
today opened exhibition, at the "Centro Artistico Ferrarese",
is a reply of the past year successful show at the gallery "Il
Secondo Rinascimento" in Bologna. Even if the two young artists
of Bologna, Fernando Macchiato and Gabriele Bergamini, are good friends,
they are completely different in their artistic creativity.
They are opposed either in the technique or in the choice of materials
but they share the devotion to art not as hobby or bet, but as priority
research of spiritual formation.
Fernando Macchiato had State Art Institute's Diploma then has attended
and finished a restoration's course in Florence, he has given himself
to graphic and engraving's arts; he has a web site where you can admire
his works (space.tin.it/arte/chsdm).
His formation is traditional, aesthetically recognizable; his materials
are the usual ones of the painting: pencil, charcoal, engraving, collage.
His research concerns the image, the spirituality, the introspection,
the research of colours and chromatic values and the use of the medium,
particularly the engraving one.
Form's style and static expression, above all the faces, are never
taken for granted things but an expression of sentiments, emotions,
His works are the proof of a notable skill, of a formative maturity,
of a deep interpretation of art's history, of an artistic classic technique
but at the same time innovative and original.
Il Resto del Carlino - Modena Province - Page
Sunday 16 luglio 2000
- On Tuesday July 18th at 20 o'clock it will be opened the
Fernando Macchiato's personal exhibition by the Council Room at
Zocca Townhall - Via del Mercato, 104. For a long time Fernando
Macchiato, young artist living in Bologna, gives himself up to graphic
arts and has attended painting and engravings courses.
Opening hours are the following: from Tuesday 18th till Thursday
August 3rd daily from 10.30 a.m. to 12 a.m. and from 17 p.m. to 22 p.m..