BIOGRAPHY AND ARTISTIC PERSONALITY

Fausto D’Orazio was born in Isola Liri, in the province of Frosinone, on 13th February 1950. More than twenty years ago he moved to Rome, where he currently lives and works at Via Trionfale.
Fausto D’Orazio as an artist is deeply absorbed by Nature and always available to establish poetical relationship between different places; he himself describes his narrative urge and the language of his painting style: “Painting represents to me a moment of conversating with myself. It is a dream that I remember with difficulty but that I do not ever want to forget and, through it, I want to recapture experiences whic roots are lost in time”. A painting stiyle of peacefulness, abandon an memories that reveal the characteristics of the most authentic and spontaneous poetry and cause Domenico Barbato to say: “In landscapes, or better in the wide and detailed description of nature, D’Orazio enhances the delicate genuine aspects of his land, so similar to a nostalgic inspiration that forms the life-blood of his pictorial afflatus. In his main themes, so rich and varied, D’Orazio’s painting style uses delicate tones that give the sense of an ethereal and hazy colouring, which, far from any hedonistic research, comes very close to the purest an most vibrating impressionism. This impression, the intimate essence of things, is what D’Orazio pursues in his paintings, this enhacing the truest and most secret aspect of reality and not external appearance with an end itself”.
Analizing the artist’s works on line with his enquiring character, with his verve that makes loneliness sing, Antonio Oberti can state: “In the lively atmosphere of colours with tone-echos that are predominating and deeply filled with light and sun, Fausto D’Orazio can step into the depths of nature and the transparent prospective of an Abruzzi-village, a spring or snow-covered landscape, a hidden path or he can feel moved, with the same expressive skill, by a sweet figure of a child or a mother. Concerning this, without ever humbling himself in immature conceptions or uncertain feelings, D’Orazio celebrates, with an harmonious style, a theme conquered within himself by passion and by a continuous exchange of chromatic balance suttounded by an impalpable sun dust. A convincing scenic touch gives ability to his figurative-impressionistic style, where the brush-strokes, moderately fermenting and often ethereal, tell about researches that have a reference and control point, for further evolutions, in a sincere and fruitful introspection. These are acts of faith and love for the earth that, by clasping the pure essence of Nature, can attract us because they are honest and possess the character of trees, bushes, roads and houses and of the people living in them. In the peculiar Mediterranean realism, images have an indipendent skill to poetically express the whole vegetal and human universe with its small details. We find modern and old values, understandable and concrete ones, that have been acquired through experience to reveal the meaning of a propelling drive and to glorify life and each creations as a peaceful vision, a celebration and a festivity”.