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FELICE VARINI

Born in 1952 in Locarno, Switzerland.
He lives and works in Paris, France.

Felice Varini develops an art of in-situ work. He works as an artist directly on the physical reality of a landscape, or an architecture. From his beginnings in the late 1970s, he has freed himself from the framework of painting, preferring to develop his art in space. Paradoxically, he engages a fundamentally two-dimensional character of painting in his works, as when seen from a precise viewpoint, the painted fragments in space form a perfect geometry imposed on the eye. Beyond this vantage point, the painted figure implodes, giving way to volumes of space.


Varini's modem masterpieces have appeared in and on buildings across the wor1d, from King's Cross Station in London to the hallowed walls of Parisian cathedrals; however the most scanographie works are ones in which the artist took on the challenge of working al large scale, superimposing perfect shapes on entire villages or City areas.
Varini has participated in many group and solo shows and his works has been presented in various public spaces worldwide, as in Germany, Italy, France, Japan, USA.


His personal shows selection include: 2016: A ciel ouvert, MAMO, Cité Radieuse, Unité d’habitation Le Corbusier, Marseille, France ; Quinze points de vue, Photo exhibition and conferences, Cultural Center Hay Art Gallery, Yerevan, Armenia ; 2015: La Villette en suites, Pavillon Paul-Delouvrier et Galerie Est de la grand Halle, Paris ; 2013: Felice Varini / Nio Dansande Bagar, Bildmuseet, Umea, Sweden ; Across the Buildings, at the Canalside Steps, Granary Square, King’s Cross, London; 2008: Felice Varini, Demisch Danant, New-York.

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Hors point de vue, Grand Palais, Paris, 2013

Arcs cercle sur diagonale, Parc de la Villette, Paris, 2015

Double disc évidé par les toits, Salon de Provence, Marseille, 2013

Huits carrés, Orangerie du chateu de Versailles, Versailles, 2006