The Kromberk Castle, together with the Kulturni center Lojze Bratuž and the Kulturni dom of Gorizia, as well as the Beneška gallery of San Pietro al Natisone, is involved in the anthological exhibition project of Roberto Faganel and his son David Faganel. A selection of the works donated by Roberto Faganel to the Goriški muzej in 2012 is presented here, with the addition of the paintings from the mature work of the architect and painter David Faganel.
The exhibition, which covers almost five decades of Roberto Faganel's work, also includes paintings, watercolors and drawings from the artist's personal collection. The exhibited works refer to travels in Africa, America, India, Hawaii and various Slovenian places. The small-format watercolors, born as quick impressions and travel notes take on the status of miniatures, of finished works, thanks to their elegant execution and lyrical touch. David Faganel's paintings and drawings show the two central themes of his pictorial reflections, the overwhelming grandeur of nature and the thoughtful planning of architecture as opposing yet indivisible forces. The exhibited works come from the well known French series, with an emphasis on the architecture of the Parisian blue roofs and the series dedicated to the extraordinary landscape of the island of Lanzarote.
Roberto Faganel was born in 1941 in Vrtojba, the family moved to Trieste in 1944. Roberto completed his violin studies at the G. Tartini Conservatory and attended painting courses by Nino Perizzi and Riccardo Tosti. In 1962 he exhibited for the first time in Gorizia. In the following decades he participated in numerous art colonies in Slovenia and traveled in Europe (Italy, France, Spain, Canary Islands), Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Tunisia), America (Canada, United States, Argentina) and Asia (India). From Trieste he moved to Gorizia, where he opened an antique shop with a restoration laboratory. He lives and works in Gorizia.
Roberto Faganel: Steza, Hawaii, Oahu, 1993
David Faganel was born in 1966 in Trieste, in 1993 he graduated from the Faculty of Architecture and Geodesy in Ljubljana. During his studies he devoted himself to painting and exhibited. Shortly after completing his studies, following a competition, he was entrusted with the renovation of the Katoliški dom, then renamed Kulturni center Lojze Bratuž. In parallel with his activity as an architect, he also continued that of a painter and sculptor. He participated in numerous art colonies and study travels to Slovenia, Canada, the United States, France and the Canary Islands. He works as an architect, painter and teacher. He lives and works in Oslavje.
David Faganel: Etretat - Pred nevihto, 1999
Location: Kromberk Castle
24 Feb 2023
Till: 15 Oct 2023
curator: Katarina Brešan