Franz PETTO Artist artworks for sale
Artist: Franz PETTO
Live in: Vienna, Austria
Artworks for sale: 32.00
Franz PETTO Artist Bio:
EATING ART WITH A SPOON... Some pictures of the painter PETTO are related to ART BRUT, although he is as he says, not a wine merchant as Jean DUBUFFET, but a beer drinker, and as such, certainly a self-taught ... His pictures correspond to classical painting, as the OLD MASTERS have pre-shown, however, they are very wild and spontaneous, painted in the moment. He remained true to his style, and has a comprehensive work since 1980. His material is that of ARTE POVERA, he is a student of Emilio VEDOVA. In the American area he is considered a STREET ART artist. However his fund is not the road, but his inner world. He sees himself as an ART BRUT artist. His work is marked by psychological crises. Of course he is not an academic painter in the traditional sense, although he feels obliged to classical painting. Emilio VEDOVA proclaimed IRONIA at his pictures and wrote it in large letters on a wall, this was formative for him. The painter PETTO was always an OUTSIDER all his life. He imbues the tragic events in his childhood with HUMOR and IRONY. His paintings are COMICAL or WHIMSIKAL, but all this is never an end in itself, it must not be FUNNY at all costs, a certain kind of TRAGEDY can be left behind. The painter PETTO avoids all prefabricated things, both in his artistic expression, as well as in his colors and picture carriers, he mostly used building materials. Recognizing that in anyway all was done in art, he has recollected to the foundation of the OLD MASTERS, but with modern means. His pictures are created in the tension of a very traditional kind of painting, with fine color shades on one hand, and a gestural brushwork, which tries to meet the moment on the other; it is RAW ART or NEO EXPRESSIONISM. In this golden moment an inner image arises, which he captures very quickly to the picture carrier. He never portrays something, everything arises from memory. Each image is a small stage, where something is told, small, short stories. In symbiosis with the title a tension will be created for looking behind things. This view has been sharpened by his sometimes sad childhood. His parents survived the war with great difficulty. He was born in a traumatized family. It is the old story of near extinction and expulsion. This song has shaped his earliest childhood, and is immanent. However, there is no sense of bitterness in his paintings. All this he faces with a deeply inherent, fine IRONY. He refers to many social issues, not as a critic of something, or fault-finder, but rather as an annalist. To make things perceptible, to reduce them to a human scale, this is essential to him. He is also an annalist of his own secluded life that runs through all kinds of ups and downs. Finally, we let him say something to his figures: "They are very spontaneously painted BEINGS, facial expressions, and body language plays a crucial role. It is what we really perceive from each other, body odor exempted."