Born in Rome in 1960, Roberto Fantini has had a long and varied career in the arts, working as a professional ballet dancer, actor and photographer as well as painter and sculptor.
He spent 14 years traveling and living outside Italy, a period that included long sojourns in Asia and in particular Tibet, before returning to Rome in 2000. Fantini's travels have had a strong influence on his work, contributing to a primitif quality reminiscent of ancient tribal art. Fantini's images, which rely on an elaborate layering technique, are both simple and restrained. His attention to color and human interplay create an authenticity that speaks directly to the viewer and has won him a large following in Italy and abroad.