Bruno Fael was an Italian painter born in 1935 in the Frioul area, who died in 2015 in Milan. He grew up in a family of culture enthusiasts who encouraged him to assert from a very young age that he would be a painter. For him, colours are like musical notes in the chromatic scale of his soul: Bruno Fael sees everything in music. In the 1950s, he enrolled in the Navy school where he graduated in mechanics and became an officer. He was then deployed on the Garibaldi, on board of which he spent 4 years, always painting. His early art consisted in figurative paintings but in the 1970s, after opening his own workshop in Milan, he expanded into abstraction, striving to turn his art from figurative to a more musical expression…
In the 1990s, enigmatic figures began to haunt his paintings, in a kind of symbolism linking the dreams of the artist to a collective imagination born off myths and legends. PINTON published two rugs transcribing original paintings by Bruno Fael. Their contrasting colours and sinuous patterns bring to mind the vivid imagination of this artist who liked to say that he painted as he lived, that he laid his experiences on the canvas… These rugs were first shown in the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan in 2019.
Nathalie Junod Ponsard