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.





Fabian Albertini’s paintings are the result of an unusual confluence between rigor and intuition, the geometric objects represent spatial conditions in close connection with his interior space, the void-full of existence, the background is the abstract representation of his favorite landscapes the deserts.Starting from her studies on the line that for her represent the energy of the invisible, the choice of solid color helps in concentration and meditation, an inner journey for the contemplator.



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


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.



A big black sphere is installed in the middle of exhibition space above desert’s sand surrounded by a mysterioussound that demand our attention. The sphere it is made of magnetic material. Twelve suspended iron needles areinstalled around it, being attracted by the sphere. Magneticsphere brings the tension between what might be the visible and invisible and the powers that interact there, the hidden forces that exists. Inspired by the natural forces and the interconnections thatcoexist between elements, humans and the cosmos.