Maurice Fanciello portrait

Maurice Fanciello

France 1954


Maurice Fanciello
Maurice Fanciello
November 3, 2015
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Maurice Fanciello is a French contemporary artist who composes his paintings like an embroiderer or tapestry maker, and his pieces are technically elaborate.

He was born in 1954, in Port de Bouc, a city located in southern France. Interested in art since an early age, he created his first oil painting on wood panel in 1964. In 1967 Fanciello participated in several shows, but he put his career on pause until the early 1980’s when he decided to devote himself to his artistic pursuits.

Paintings by Maurice Fanciello

M.Fanciello - Ice Rink, 2011 (Left) - Petit Chasseur, 2011 (Right)
M.Fanciello – Ice Rink, 2011 (Left) / Petit Chasseur, 2011 (Right)

The artist retained from his childhood an admiring gaze on things and people. His patchworks of painted tissues, and collages of different kinds cover a wide range of topics – from small portraits, maternity, blank, bus travel, boats and checkered images, to comics that give the viewer a sense of peering into a whole new world of mysterious and unexplored places.

I believe my paintings are full of compassion but do not feel sad, because from time to time the chilhood’s spirit transcends the hard images of life. – M.Fanciello

He has participated in numerous individual and collective exhibitions in galleries throughout France and beyond including Galerie Artemisia, New-York; Galerie du Temple, Lourmarin; Galerie Andiamo, Marseille; Galerie Turbulences, Nice; Galerie Berlioz, Sausset-les-Pins, Galerie Jouvène, Marseille
and others.

He is represented by Artemisia Gallery.

M.Fanciello - Plazza Hotel, 2011 (Left) / Central Park - 2011 (Right)
M.Fanciello – Plazza Hotel, 2011 (Left) / Central Park – 2011 (Right)

The artist is based in Port de Bouc.

Images copyright © the artist

YearExhibition TitleMusem/GallerySolo/Group
2014Ecrire le paysageArthotheque Antonin Artaud, Marseille Solo
2014Avec les ailes d’un angePrieure de Manthes, MurielsSolo
2014Poetic Visions of New-YorkGalerie Artemisia, New-YorkSolo
2013L’art au travailCentre D’art Fernand Leger, Port de BoucGroup
2013Reunion de familleGalerie du Temple, Lourmarin Group
2012the Affordable Art FairGalerie Artemisia, New York Group
2011Angels in the City Galerie Artemisia, New York, Solo
2011A la vie, à la mortLe Belvedere, Saint Martin d’UriageGroup
2011SeizeGalerie Artemisia, New YorkGroup
2010Le Pluriel des SinguliersMusee Jakovsky, NiceGroup
2010Sotta-L’œuvre d’une vieChapelle des Penitents bleus, La CiotatGroup
2009Un musee imaginaireECAM Villeneuve-Loubet Group
2009Autour de Van Gogh Arthotheque Antonin Artaud, Marseille Group
2009Collection Anne & Henri SottaGalerie Andiamo, MarseilleGroup
2008Maurice FancielloArtotheque Antonin Artaud, MarseilleSolo
2008Objets inanimes, avez-vous donc une âme…Musee d'art naif, Nice Group
2007Le choix impossibleMusee Arteum, Chateauneuf le RougeGroup
2006Maurice FancielloAtelier des Caves du Logis Neuf, AllauchSolo
20066eme Rencontre de Creation ContemporaineMartiguesGroup
2006The Affordable Art Fair Galerie Artemisia, Londres Group
2006Les rivages de CezanneL'Atelier Sausset les PinsGroup
2005Les poulesGalerie Eonnet-Dupuy, ParisGroup
2005Dream and RealityGalerie Artemisia, Londres Group
2005Les cougourdons dans l'Art SingulierGalerie Turbulences, Nice Group
2005Collection Anne & Henri SottaArthoteque Antonin Artaud, Marseille Group
2004Art SingulierMairie Falicon, Nice Group
2004UnknownCentre d’art contemporain Boris Bojnev, Forcalquier Group
2004Contes pour adultesGalerie Avanti, Eze Group
2003Maurice FancielloGalerie Berlioz, Sausset les pinsSolo
2003Les uns et les autres, avec Marie MorelGalerie B, Pont-AvenGroup
2003Peintures et assemblages Mediatheque de Port de BoucSolo
2003UnknownMaison Blanche, MarseilleGroup
2002La Maison du GuetGalerie Beatrice Soulie, GerberoyGroup
2001Maurice FancielloGalerie Berlioz, SaussetSolo
2001Carte blanche à Anne & Henri Sotta Galerie Henri Savio, Centre psychiatrique de Pierrefeu du Var Group
2000UnknownGalerie Berlioz, Nimes Artenim Group
2000UnknownGalerie Marsha Child, Princeton, NJ, USAGroup
1999Maurice FancielloGalerie Berlioz, Sausset les pinsSolo
1998UnknownGalerie Stalder, GeneveGroup
1998UnknownGalerie Marsha Child, Princeton, NJ, USAGroup
1998Maurice FancielloGalerie Berlioz, Sausset les pinsSolo
1996UnknownGalerie Jouvene, MarseilleGroup
1994UnknownGalerie Reno, MontpellierGroup
1992UnknownGalerie Albert premier, AntibesGroup
1991UnknownGalerie Vidal, NimesGroup