Fabio Paleari is a Milan-born photographer whose photographs and videos form an intimate diary of experience and emotion. In each shot, there is a revelatory narrative depicted within the concrete parameters of time and space: a delicate balance between subjectivity and objectivity. The conflict between soft and harsh, detached and intimate, glossy and gritty is omnipresent, making his portraiture both tender and explosive. This explosivity comes as no surprise given the artist’s extensive relationship with beat generation poets such as Allen Gins¬berg and William S. Burroughs, and the influence of situationist theorist Guy Debord, which meld with Fabio’s personal vision in a totally ‘living’ art form. Though his subject matter often typifies a specific generation or location, Fabio’s instinctively anthropological eye encourages a move from wholly dispassionate reportage to something altogether more meditative. His innate ability to capture the fleeting has lead to his reputation as one of Italy’s most personal and pro-found photographers.
“I won’t give up,” Fabio Paleari’s collection for Each x Other, combines the drama and intimacy of Paleari’s photographic work by juxtaposing hard-hitting colors and imagery with soft, fluid materials. The symbol of the photomontage crucifix adorns t-shirts and trousers, and the phrase “I won’t give up” (which refers to Fabio’s 2006 portrait project with Kate moss and Pete Doherty), along with guy De¬bord’s iconic “ne travaillez jamais” recurs as a slogan on shirt fronts and jacket linings. Mustard yellow is the sole color in an otherwise monochromatic palette.