Art Collectors Reviews of Chris Fabbri artwork
“Whenever I’m lucky enough to come across something exceptionally cool or moving,
I like to share so others can experience it too…this dude is a painter from Cali
who lives by the beach & paints everyone and everything you could possibly imagine,
and he paints on obscure surfaces like metal, wood, sheets, telephones, floor mats,
cardboard and anything he finds intriguing! I love his work
because it’s “insinuated images” and everything is so unique and cool!”
-Marnie Baca, CA, art collector, June11, 2017
“Perfect Artist, Perfect Friend!!!
Greetings and love from Slovakia”
-Alzbeta Pavcova, Artist/Art Collector, Apr12, 2017
“One of my friends is a painter by the name of Chris Fabbri.
Check out his work. He mainly does portraits of pop culture icons,
but he also dabbles in scenic art and still life.
He not only paints on traditional canvases,
but he’s also done work on cardboard and records as well.
His style is planted firmly in reality, yet there is a tinge
of surrealism to his work. I’ve spoken to him
over the years and he’s a nice fellow as well!
-Steven Emanuel, FL. Jan15, 2017
“Of all the artists I had curated, Chris Fabbri is the one that deserves an award
for having the hardest working most frequent exhibiting art career,
and that’s not even mentioning his photography and DJing! So here’s some art by
the artist you’ve probably all seen before all over the Bay Area and beyond.”
-Rik Verlin Livingston, ZonoArt, SF Artist, Dec16, 2016
“Awesome painting” -Cane Fite, DJ Hurricane, Art Collector, Dec15,2016
“Very cool! the highly intuitive way you do faces and portraits,
not to mention some of the pop culture ones like Godzilla with an acoustic guitar.
I think the faces are your strongest work here. Again, good job!”
-Eddie Rifkind, SF Artist, Sept26, 2016
“the subtle use of color and details are really wonderful-
specially the shirt and trumpet. I really love it! Thanks man”
-Bill Ortiz, Santana trumpeter, SF art collector, Aug24, 2016
“Thank you very much Chris Fabbri! I love this acrylic portrait of Prince.
I think it is really special that Chris painted on the back of a Prince album cover.
It’s an original painting and it’s unique.” -Peter Cabrera, LA art collector, May17, 2016
“Top5 East Bay Artist” –ALIVE East Bay California magazine page 47, June 2014
“The art of Chris Fabbri is simply fabulous. Chris was easy to communicate with.
I sent him photos via email and after a few questions, he took it from there.
He kept me updated via facebook with photos of the progress he was making
on my project. Chris is an exceptional artist and I highly recommend him.”
-Marcus Thompson, Timex Social Club, Mar26, 2014
“Chris Fabbri painting the Beastie Boys and he has some beautiful pictures to sell.
Check out the live painting video”
–PollyBlogStew.org, Jan13, 2014
“Prolific and versatile, bringing us multicultural progressive realism,
Chris Fabbri celebrates the present while reviving the past.
For decades, his drawn and painted portraits are created
by applying oil and acrylic paint to canvas, paper and wood,
inspired by focusing on photo shoots of Northern California.”
-Sherri, ChrisFabbri.com website editor, Aug26, 2013
“Fabulous paintings, good for your eyes” -Bernie Garcia, LA art collector, Feb1, 2013
“Although from Boston, Chris Fabbri has quickly made
the Bay Area his stomping grounds; his work has been displayed
and shown in many different galleries in the last 10 years
and has not failed yet to disappoint. A “jack of all trades”
of sorts, he works with many kinds of materials in many
varieties of subjects but it seems as if the work that
resonates the most is his work in digital prints.”
-Rene, ArtSlant.com f8 Icon SF Nov.21, 2012
“The vibe of the space felt good.
The walls were decorated with interesting art by East Bay artist Chris Fabbri”
–OurOakland.net April 2011
“Artist Christopher Fabbri, is now showing his drawings and paintings in Vina,
for the wine tasting room of the New Clairvaux monastery.
The monks there commissioned him to paint portraits of their Abbots,
to be showcased for their new abbey which they are rebuilding with
sacred stones from a 15th century monastery shipped
over from Spain.” –TehamaCounty.com Oct.2011
What do security guards do when they’re bored? Some sleep. Some read. Some watch TV.
Christopher Fabbri drew recreations of the Gardner art From 1994 to 1996,
Fabbri was a guard at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum,
and he told me that his job was to stand in one position in a gallery
and when no one was in the room, he could draw with a pencil
to help pass the time. He drew what ever picture was closest to him.
I emailed Fabbri about his pictures. I liked the simplicity
of his drawings, and he gave me permission to share the Manet sketch.
He told me that he drew the work on the back of a donation
envelope, and you can see the seam on the surface of the paper.
I asked Fabbri why he drew those pictures. “Because I liked them,” he told me.
Fabbri is now a professional portrait painter, and you can see more of his work on his website.
-Ulrich Boser, Boston, MA. June 2009
“Works by Fabbri, elected “best seller” on
PaintingsDirect.com, shouldn’t be overlooked.”
-NiteVibe.com SF Jan.2004
Christopher Fabbri is elected a best seller on PaintingsDirect.com
–USA TODAY, newspaper Oct.1999
“…his fenced landscapes are psychological responses to the concept of distance,
has a realistic yet temporal approach. Areas of realistic colors
are heavily brushed to smooth the surfaces.
His paintings, inspired by memories of childhood vacations,
are neither realistic nor abstract but fall somewhere in between…”
-American Landscape, PaintingsDirect, Inc. NY Oct.1999
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