contact: fabio.melone.fm@gmail.com


Artist Statement

In my artistic work I experiment with different collage techniques. I work with various elements such as old magazines, colored papers, tapes and photographs. It is important to me to create specific moods and transmit new stories to the viewer. My travels around the world have been an exciting mix of new experiences with all kinds of people and a journey of self-discovery. I use my work as a constant search to interpret my own ideas. With my current artworks, I want to re-interpret the diversity of the human being. I use mixed media to show one of my greatest inspirations - the diversity of traditions in our environment. I deal with this theme through faces, cultures and icons. Old icon paintings fascinate me and I have interpreted the "spiritual" craft in a new way through the assembling and gluing of images. The result of this mashup artworks are strange and unexpected combinations.


Vita

Education:

2016 - today           Studying Art Education, Bachelor of Arts, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Switzerland
2013 - 2014           Art Further Education, SKDZ School for Art & Design, Zürich - Switzerland
2007 - 2008           Professional Maturity, Business School, Weinfelden - Switzerland
2002 - 2005           Business Training, Business School, Weinfelden - Switzerland

Work Experiences:

2012 - 2015          Junior Fashion Designer, Holy Fashion Group - Division windsor. men
2008 - 2012          Purchaser for Textiles, Collaboration with Design and Brand
                             Holy Fashion Group - Division windsor. men, Joop!, Strellson

Group Exhibitions:

2016                      Pop-up Exhibition, Enter Art Foundation (EAF) Berlin, Basel - Switzerland
                              Grafik Schweiz, Maag Event Hall, Zürich - Switzerland
2015                      Art Charity "Art Box", Kunstsalon, Zürich- Switzerland
                              Jungkunst, Galerie am Seewasser, Brunnen / Schwyz - Switzerland
                              Grafik Schweiz, Maag Event Hall, Zürich - Switzerland

Stay and Projects:

2015                     Designing Flyer and Poster for Kunstsalon, Zürich
2014                     Integration Work, Art Education and Animation for Asylum Seeker and Refugees
2012                     Culture Travel, Southeast Asia and Australia
2006 - 2007          Language Study Travel / Culture Travel, Australia

Publications:

2016                     Kreuzlinger Nachrichten, Interview in Newspaper, Kreuzlingen - Switzerland
                             20minuten friday, Lifestyle Magazine, Switzerland
                             raum7-shop: Online Shop for Young Arts and Design, Switzerland
2015                     Focus Schweiz Magazine, Grafik15
                             SchwyzKultur Magazine, Young Art
                             Kulturteil / 041 Magazine, Luzern
                             KunSTücke, Contemporary Art, Publisher Süd-Seiten, Germany                              

                   
1984                     Born in Münsterlingen TG - Switzerland

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