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Armando Cabba’s body of work primarily consist 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.
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 explains his work by saying, “One is never and can never be the same person twice. The self-portrait captures a moment beyond a physical depiction of the artist. It’s a record of one’s state of mind that projects a glimpse of their temporary identity. As much as an emotion can reoccur, the way we experience it is never duplicated. The resulting work grants the viewer a glimpse of who the artist sees reflected back at him.”