by Fabio Sassi

I’ve always been attracted by the everyday and ordinary, thinking that imperfections add value. “Marble & Tar” is about a contrast between two kinds of pavements in my town, Bologna, Italy. The marble was used to pave the sidewalks of the porticos in the center of town, especially in correspondence with important buildings. The photos of the marble were taken under the portico of the Archiginnasio, once the main building of the University of Bologna. The photos of the asphalt were taken beside the ring road that’s the imaginary border between the center and the first suburb of the city.

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[Self-portrait photograph of artist, Fabio Sassi.]

Fabio Sassi







Fabio Sassi makes acrylics and photos. He uses tiny objects and discarded stuff. He often puts a quirky twist to his subjects or employs an unusual perspective that gives a new angle of view. He enjoys taking the everyday and ordinary and framing it in a different way. Fabio lives in Bologna, Italy. His work can be viewed at


SLAG GLASS CITY • Volume 3 • April 2017
All images by Fabio Sassi.