Born in Argentina in 1960, Ruben grew up playing in his father’s ironworking shop. After a brief courtship with architecture, Fasani studied at the National School of Ceramics in Buenos Aires, getting an Artistic Ceramics Technician Degree.
He experimented first with pottery, ceramics and sculpture. Then, In 1991 he travelled around Japan and Europe, visiting the principal centers in Ceramics and Glass, where he began to experiment with glass. He became fascinated with the transparency of the material and the ability to discover its secrets. He works with flat glass (Float glass), fusing different layers and shapes on a lost cast, obtaining an individual touch in each piece.
Ruben likes his viewers to discover and experience his works with the different characteristics and possibilities glass has to offer: transparencies, textures, stretching, etc., all these elements go together with a concept.
While working, he welcomes the “happy accidents” that have taught him new techniques and strategies. Within the “Trizas” series, Fasani was able to combine the trades he learned as a child - working with metal and glass.
Clay, recycled glass and found materials are his favorite tools to work with. If something doesn’t come out just right, he can continuously recycle his materials without wasting products and not plundering the planet’s resources.
“What amuses me most is not knowing what I’ll be doing with my hands next, like I was as a child playing in my father’s workshop - before I knew the meaning of the word, ‘artist’. I had to keep working to find out what that meant.”
Most important awards and exhibitions:
1987 AWARD for the ENAMEL XXXIV Argentine Center of Ceramic Ar
SECOND AWARD Small Size Sculpture “Espacios Gallery”
1988 MENTION Argentine Center of Ceramic Art
AWARD to Best Work in Ceramics First Biennial of Ceramics for a Best World
1989 FIRST AWARD ( Pottery) Annual Hall Argentine Center of Ceramic Art
1991 MENTION National Hall of Ceramics
SECOND AWARD ° Municipal Hall of Ceramics. Munic of Avellaneda
1993- 48° International Artistic Ceramics Contest, FAENZA, ITALY.
THIRD AWARD National Hall of Ceramics Argentina
1994 MENTION Autumn Hall Argentine Society of Artists.
MENTION Municipal Hall of Sculpture M. Belgrano
1997-FIRST AWARD Municipal Hall of Ceramics Avellaneda, Bs. As. Argentina.
1999- FIRST AWARD National Hall of Ceramics, Argentina.
2000- HONOR AWARD “Presidente de la Nación Argentina”, National Hall of Ceramics Argentina
Municipal Hall of Sculpture
Exhibition Gral. San Martin Cultural Center
II Municipal Hall of Ceramics Avellaneda Bs. As.
Biennial Municipal Hall Munic. Quilmes
He was invited to work in front of the public II SIMPOSIO of CERAMICS. Munic. Avellaneda.
His work integrate the collection of the State Institute of Arts FA Grue per la Ceramica, CASTELLI, ITALY.
Exhibition of Argentine National Awards, PARIS, FRANCE2001
Art Fest Fort Myers (Fort Myers Florida EEUU).
Boca Raton Art Festival (Boca Raton Florida EEUU)
Saint Lowis Art Festival (Clayton Misouri)
Participated in Pure Design. Show of Argentine Designers.
He was invited to International Biennial of Ceramics, El Cairo, Egipt. 2002-