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contrary to what we are accustomed to think, is every being a being of energy that guides, directs and controls an external physical body? Are we light bodies consisting of several layers that permeate and revolve around the physical body? It would seem that these layers vibrate at different levels of frequency and intensity and radiate up to a certain distance from the physical body depending on the style of life, the physical, emotional, mental state as records of our present and past life, of our thoughts, fears, joys, feelings, emotions, desires. Each light body would reflect the distinctive note of every person that is the specific part of the universal energy field we call individuality and that is interconnected and part of the only universal life.

Proceeding in this analysis the physical or dense body is only one of the seven energy components of the light body (physical body, etheric or vital body, emotional body, mental body, astral body, etheric body matrix, celestial body, causal body) and it is in this way because generated in the physical world in which we live, that is composed of substances present in this world. If we were born and raised on another planet we would have been composed in another way, with the substances present in that environment. This means that the physical body should not monopolize our attention as it is only the physical form that we perceive through our five senses. It is like an iceberg: the part you see on the surface is just a small part of what is hidden below the water surface. In this sense, invisible to normal perception is the aura or halo that surround all living beings as a kind of cocoon capable of reflecting the soul of the individual and to survive the decay of their biological life. We can find something about this in Vedas descriptions of Aryan peoples who invaded India in the twentieth century A.C. or in Egyptian hieroglyphics. But also some paintings of the Christian era did not resist its charm. For example Titian and Raphael often inserted a luminous halo around sacred characters. Have you ever observed a light source for a few seconds? Is it happened to you see luminous balls? According to Phosphenism these are called phosphenes, they have a duration of three minutes and represent a kind of portal; that is the light energy can become mental energy: it calls concentration, memory, creativity, it reduces stress and anxiety. In other words they lead us to be a magnetic individual that is an individual who controls emotions without getting carried away by them. So the beauty of Alberto Di Fabio’s artworks is a tool to create a mental energy. According to Rudolf Steiner we have mentioned several times "to contemplate artworks works on the etheric body. In front of an artwork man feels something higher and nobler than what comes from the sensitive environment and this feeling transforms his vital body.” Art is therefore a bridge between materiality and spirituality that gives life to higher forms of knowledge with the aim of achieving higher levels of consciousness through concentration, meditation and contemplation. With reference to this I wish to remember Vladimir S. Solov’ev who considered the beauty of art a "light materialized" or "matter enlightened". In this sense the artistic practice of Alberto Di Fabio opens up to new considerations and awareness, be they inner or outer, philosophical or religious, social or ontological. An analysis that starting from shapes and colors stimulates the mind and spirit, feeds growth and development, subverts the hierarchy between matter and spirit. In a materialistic world as the contemporary one the subversion of values ​​of Di Fabio becomes intimate, whispered never displayed. The matter no longer causes the spirit but becomes the means, the bridge by which we reach the spirit. Schumann said "send light into the darkness of men's hearts. This is the artist's duty. "

ALBERTO DI FABIO

(Avezzano, 1966) lives and works in Rome and New York. After studying at the Accademia delle Belle Arti in Rome, he underwent further training by attending Cy Twombly's and Alighiero Boetti's ateliers. In USA he is represented by Gagosian galleries. He has taken part in many prestigious group shows and has held solo shows in important institutions. To mention just a few: 2012 Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome; 2013

Estorick Collection, London; 2014 CERN, Geneva; 2015 MART Rovereto; 2015 MACRO, Rome.