Cabba, Armando

Biography/Artist Statement

Born in Montreal, Cabba earned his BFA from Concordia University. He was then accepted into The Florence Academy of Art the following year where he attended briefly before opening his own studio in Italy. Armando’s work is held in private collections in the United States, Europe, and Canada. After a few years working independently in Italy, he’s moved to Paris where he currently continues to create.

Armando Cabba’s body of work primarily consists of the duality of portraiture and abstraction along with everything in between. Primarily known for his portraits, his subjects are figurative in nature yet are loaded with colour and echo the handling seen in his Brut series. Cabba’s intimate relationship with his subjects is exuded through subtle nuances combined alongside his attention to detail. Exploring technique and the one on one bond between artist and model through figurative representation has remained part of his practice since the start.

A portrait goes beyond capturing the physical appearance of the subject. The sitter’s identity and relationship with the painter become intertwined thus depicting an intimate reality on canvas. “Home” takes on a new meaning after living outside of Canada for so long. You begin to find that familiarity in people more than in settings. Max was one of the few individuals that gave the artist a feeling of comforting reminiscence. A living reminder of the love and values Cabba grew up with now presented back in front of him in Paris.

EDUCATION
• Florence Academy of Art 2013-2014
• Concordia University Painting and Drawing 2009-2013
• Dawson College Fine Arts Program 2007-2009
• Selwyn House School 2007

GALLERIES/SHOWS
Solo
2017 VERNISSAGE II, Paris, France
VERNISSAGE I Paris, France
2014 7 Florence, Italy
Group Shows
2019 L’Atelier Des Arts : Le Portrait Bretagne, France
2017 L’Imaginarium de Yuma Guma Paris, France
2013 SNBA Art Fair Paris, France
Galerie Fringe Expo-Vernissage Montreal, Quebec
Florence Design Week Florence, Italy
2012 New God Flow Montreal, Quebec
Galerie Fringe Expo-Vernissage Montreal, Quebec
PTNG Montreal, Quebec
Bïzune Gallery Series Toronto, Ontario
Limitless Expressions Toronto, Ontario
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition Toronto, Ontario
Galerie Fringe Expo-Vernissage Montreal, Quebec
Work Montreal, Quebec
Earth Vortices Ferrara, Italy
2011 “DANCER: The Story of an Immigrant” Toronto, Ontario
The Illustrated Word 2 Montreal, Quebec
Galerie Fringe Expo-Vernissage Montreal, Quebec
An Evening for Autism Montreal, Quebec

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