Main quotations

“In today survey of italian art, Vittore Frattini is among the very few artists who have tried to think over with coherence and continuity of the plastic form and sculpture destiny, yet without losing contact with the delicacy and the dynamic fullness of his typical sign, not even in his more openly monumental works. li.”

“Vittore Frattini’s itinerary began in the late Fifties, when he painted the large canvas “Fiducia” which, in style, is closely bound to existential realism. Naturalism emerges in a subsequent phase, characterised by an abstract linearity, subsequently imposing itself in a new expositive way in which the figurative aspect is finally overcome by an informal pensive expressionism. During the Seventies, Frattini reaches a linearity that develops further into an in-depth study of increasingly fundamental horizontal and vertical geometries, in a sort of constant questioning of the readability of chromaticism. In this typology of signage, lengthily pondered upon and refined, this artist not only achieves bi-dimensional solutions but also, during a more recent phase, plastic experimentations with an impact both strongly emotive and poetic.”

“Colours, which are so real, seem to spring naturally from the imagination. But, above all, the world seen from on high seems to concentrate into one imagination all the aspects of nature.”

“The ideas, the visions bounce from picture to pictureand create an intense atmo­sphere, a clear reflection of a human as well as visual experience.”

“Just like the uncoiling and accumulating of clouds during a magnificent sunset, the clo­sing of the evening, the great triumphs of light …”

“Undoubtedly elegant and controlled, his work maintain a sort of unadorned and sensitive concreteness…..”

“Given also their technically innovative aspects, the Lumen, seem to refer more to certain aspects of contemporary visual communication or, as the artist himself ha suggested, of the electronic recor­ding of vital phenomena.”

“…In fact it is the viewer who can decide the evolution of the painting, can decide to end the flight just below or to the right of its frame, or, for those who perceive the sense of space created by the artist, can wander far away with their eyes and mind…”

“Thanks to this gesture, the overall effect appears suddenly, as if it had always been there, as if were translating an analytic project step-by-step into reality.”

“Thanks to this gesture, the overall effect appears suddenly, as if it had always been there, as if were translating an analytic project step-by-step into reality.”

“…I believe that all of Frattini’s work is essentially this, his continuing use of the horizon like a shimmering cord and a countinuous interrogation of light: and that is something which I believe bring us closest to metaphyics.“

“What is most seductive is the lightness of his language, entrenched by vivid winds and harmonious, constructive desire. The elegance that he uses to unfold the light, enlightens the rest of my fascination.”

” The horizon in the eye of a flying bird. The white wake left by a ship. The vibration of the chord of a guitar. These are the Lumen by Vittore Frattini, flashes of a vision, intuitions of a moment.”

“Frattini is indeed his father’s son, in the real sense of the term. His father was a very talented figurative sculptor in the twentieth century, whereas he is a plastic artist just as real in a universe that is usually referred to as abstract, maybe only because it is a useful interpretive convention.”

“When Frattini paints, Champion color. Always wins, there is nothing to do, despite the formal research of the artist is declared, ancient and also very stubborn. Yellow, turquoise, crimson and blue, then purple, orange and pink and black. On the canvas, glass, colors are combined as sharp out of a prism and the scene is all for them…”