fabian albertini

Fabian Albertini is guided by her interests in perception, movement, the relationship between man and environment through dialogues between art and spirituality.

Combining photography, installation and overpainted photographs, her projects often show fieldwork in remote locations – such as deserts, volcanos and rainforest.

In her early work she has explored the complex of consciousness creating performances interpreted by contemporary dancers inside the environment, publishing five books on this theme from 2000 to 2010.

Fabian Albertini is an Italian artist based between Reggio Emilia and Rio de Janeiro.





The desert can be a source of wisdom and enlightenment, of trial but also of reward. It is so far outside of normal existence that only the spiritual and divine can touch and influence it. The desert photographs combine geometric elements, environmental space, vertical-horizontal, full-empty, focusing on reflection, going beyond the way we are used to process, construct and make sense of reality and the world surrounding us. In a similar way, the sculptures made of iron are harmonious with  the landscape, creating balance sometimes it creates ruptures, divisions representing an aperture, a transition, as a psychological process and spatial condition, a window to a parallel universe, leading the observer on a spiritual, introspective journey


In light art works, light is the main medium of expression—an art form in which either a sculpture of some form produces light, or where light is used to create a kind of disembodied sculptural presence through the manipulation of light, colors, and shadows. which either a sculpture of some form produces light, or where light is used to create a kind of disembodied sculptural presence through the manipulation of light, colors, and shadows. This series is an investigation into the possibility of photographic expression in the post-digital era. I decided in this project, not to use the camera but starting from a digital white module, using only the light spectrum to create volume and space, allowing light to have a physical presence. « Disorientation and uncertainties permeate our time, we all are in constantly changing and we are all made of light. »


Seguindo uma Linha, [following a line] is ongoing project, started in 2012 that explores the transition between conscious and unconscious. In the last 17 years I lived in Brazil, where spiritual research is very intense and important, everyday life is impregnated, this has changed my way of seeing and photographing. The disorientation and uncertainty are the sensations of our time and the same ones that the photographs intend to trigger in the observer, the images take on a new perspective in a continuous overturning between looking inside and looking out, in a play of inverted landscapes, guided by perspective point changes, joined by a common denominator: the line, the totem, the circle. The research proposal is engaging, focusing on reflection, moving more than the simple observation of works, questioning normal perception, creating issues, against contemporary photography abuse, trying to exploit the capabilities of traditional technique and digital, creating surreal landscapes. My intention is to create a complete experience. I’m interested in how perception changes, as this could cause internal conflicts and possibly affect our way of thinking, to raise a discussion of why existence. Sometimes the added element is harmonious with landscape, creating balance sometimes it creates ruptures, divisions. The elements represent an aperture, a transition, as a psychological process and spatial condition, a window on a parallel universe, also the choice of colours  is important, to lead the observer on a spiritual, psychology, introspective journey. In addition to fine-art photo paper, new media (lines, totems, digital drawings, iron installations and sculptures) are added.


​Bianco Deserto is a series that investigate the disorientation and uncertainties that permeates our time, giving new prospective to visual perceptions. Photographs white paintbrushed giving an overall sense of placelessness, leaving space to build a new context. The aim is to explore the contruction/ desconstruction of images, creating lightness and tranquility with the white color, something between spiritual and purify significants amid the chaos that surround us.  In times of photographs abuse, the erased images possess ambiguity/ ambivalence that invite to consider the extermination of images as a way of material and conceptual regeneration.