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Livio Stabile

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20121229191842-livio_stabile_untitled_22-1
Untitled 22-1, 2012 Acrylic Paint, Indian Ink on Paper 24 X 18 Inches © Livio Stabile
20121229192224-livio_stabile_untitled_21-4
Untitled 21-4, 2012 Collage, Permanent Marker, Acrylic Paint on Paper 24 X 18 Inches © Livio Stabile
20121229192346-livio_stabile_untitled_21-3
Untitled 21-3, 2012 Collage, Ink, Acrylic Paint on Paper 24 X 18 Inches © Livio Stabile
20121229192507-livio_stabile_untitled_21-2
Untitled 21-2, 2012 Collage, Permanent Marker, Pen, Acrylic Paint on Paper 24 X 18 Inches © Livio Stabile
20121229192636-livio_stabile_untitled_21-1
Untitled 21-1, 2012 Acrylic Paint on Paper 24 X 18 Inches © Livio Stabile
20121229192933-livio_stabile_untitled_20-11
Untitled 20-11, 2010 Pen, Acrylic Paint on Paper 18 X 24 Inches © Livio Stabile
20121229193050-livio_stabile_untitled_20-9
Untitled 20-9, 2009 Ink, Acrylic Paint on Paper 24 X 18 Inches © Livio Stabile
20121229193225-livio_stabile_untitled_20-1
Untitled 20-1, 2009 Collage, Permanent Marker, Pen on Paper 24 X 18 Inches © Livio Stabile
20121229193411-livio_stabile_untitled_19-9
Untitled 19-9, 2010 Collage, Charcoal, Acrylic Paint on Paper 24 X 18 Inches © Livio Stabile
20121229193606-livio_stabile_untitled_19-3
Untitled 19-3, 2010 Collage, Permanent Marker, Acrylic Paint on Paper 18 X 24 Inches © Livio Stabile
20121229193714-livio_stabile_untitled_19-2
Untitled 19-2, 2009 Pen, Acrylic Paint on Paper 24 X 18 Inches © Livio Stabile
20121229193827-livio_stabile_untitled_19-1
Untitled 19-1, 2010 Collage, Pen, Acrylic and Enamel Paint on Paper 24 X 18 Inches © Livio Stabile
20121229194016-livio_stabile_untitled_18-2
Untitled 18-2, 2010 Collage, Pen, Acrylic Paint on Paper 24 X 18 Inches © Livio Stabile
20121229194153-livio_stabile_untitled_15-2
Untitled 15-2, 2012 Permanent Marker, Pen, Acrylic and Spray Paint on Paper 48 X 96 Inches © Livio Stabile
20121229194340-livio_stabile_untitled_14-5
Untitled 14-5, 2012 Collage, Pen, Acrylic Paint on Paper 24 X 18 Inches © Livio Stabile
20121229194505-livio_stabile_untitled_13-3
Untitled 13-3, 2012 Permanent Marker, Acrylic and Enamel Paint on Paper 24 X 18 Inches © Livio Stabile
20121229194614-livio_stabile_untitled_13-2
Untitled 13-2, 2012 Permanent Marker, Acrylic and Enamel Paint on Paper 24 X 18 Inches © Livio Stabile
20121229194715-livio_stabile_untitled_12-2
Untitled 12-2, 2011 Permanent Marker, Enamel Paint on Paper 24 X 18 Inches © Livio Stabile
20121229194827-livio_stabile_untitled_11-1
Untitled 11-1, 2010 Collage on Paper 24 X 18 Inches © Livio Stabile
20121229194954-livio_stabile_untitled_10-1
Untitled 10-1, 2012 Permanent Marker, Acrylic and Spray Paint on Paper 18 X 24 Inches © Livio Satbile
20121229195133-livio_stabile_untitled_9-3
Untitled 9-3, 2009 Pen, Acrylic and Enamel Paint on Paper 9 X 12 Inches © Livio Stabile
20121229195250-livio_stabile_untitled_9-2
Untitled 9-2, 2009 Collage, Pen, Acrylic Paint on Paper 9 X 12 Inches © Livio Stabile
20121229195346-livio_stabile_untitled_8-5
Untitled 8-5, 2009 Ink, Acrylic Paint on Paper 9 X 12 Inches © Livio Stabile
20121229195452-livio_stabile_untitled_8-4
Untitled 8-4, 2009 Charcoal, Acrylic Paint on Paper 12 X 9 Inches © Livio Stabile
20121229195555-livio_stabile_untitled_8-1
Untitled 8-1, 2009 Charcoal, Acrylic Paint on Paper 12 X 9 Inches © Livio Stabile
20121229195709-livio_stabile_untitled_6-5
Untitled 6-5, 2007 Collage, Charcoal, Acrylic Paint on Paper 11 X 15 Inches © Livio Stabile
20121229195815-livio_stabile_untitled_6-4
Untitled 6-4, 2007 Collage, Charcoal on Paper 11 X 12 Inches © Livio Stabile
20121229195926-livio_stabile_untitled_6-2
Untitled 6-2, 2007 Charcoal, Pen, Acrylic Paint on Paper 11 X 15 Inches © Livio Stabile
20121229200014-livio_stabile_untitled_5-1
Untitled 5-1, 2008 Charcoal, Acrylic Paint on Paper 11.6 X 24.8 Inches © Livio Stabile
20130204233249-livio_stabile_untitled_16-1
Untitled 16-1, 2012 Permanent Marker, Acrylic Paint on Paper 24 X 18 Inches © Livio Stabile
20130309234434-livio_stabile_fish
Fish, 2012 Collage, Ink, Acrylic Paint on Paper 24" X 18" © Livio Stabile
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© Livio Stabile
20130707170706-livio_stabile_soldier__king_and_queen_create_or_destroy_pionati_july2013
Mixed Media 42 X 96 Inches © Livio Stabile
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Soldier, King and Queen, 2013 Mixed Media 14 Ft X 7 Ft © Livio Stabile
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Seed, 2014 Mixed 19" X 14" © Livio Stabile
20121229172437-about_livio_stabile
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Italy
Birth year
1980
Lives in
Los Angeles
Works in
Los Angeles
Schools
Università degli Studi Roma Tre, 2006, D Arch
Tags
collage, Minimal-Expressionist, archetypal expressionism, abstract-expressionism, Expressionist, mixed-media, abstract, conceptual
Statement

I work with rapid strokes like a calligrapher because speed is important as a way of ensuring the integrity of the moment. Painting is a shorthand that uses symbols, signs, gestures to articulate a primal and urgent response to being in the world: basic structures that harbor deep emotion. I want to elicit the surprise of those unexpected meanings we continually rediscover living our lives.

My paintings come out of the darkness because they originate from a nocturnal idea. Color strikes me as the excess of expression. When I use color, it is with the feeling that it is di troppo: saturated, beyond the necessary, a glorious overkill. I explore how the juxtaposition of colors, orientations, and symbolic forms become unified in an unbalanced symmetry of composition. The dazed consequentiality of the figures leaps out to create improbable scenarios while preserving an internal cohesion, the way an oxymoron combines contradictory terms. 

Forms have a meditational nature. Visions are structures that harbor the sign as an epiphany, an unexpected revelation. Although painting is a thought-provoking practice, it is not to be understood as a dissemination of knowledge. Paintings don’t want to be understood; they want to be.

My work is very much grounded in a spiritual universe. I follow a specific direction, going from the concreteness of reality to the enchanting presence of a specific Form. I like to think that my pieces are able to evoke a bottomless, arcane, ultimate Truth.  

Livio Stabile was born in Teano, Italy, in 1980. He is an artist and architect (LivioStabile.com) who lives and works in Los Angeles.

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