What critics have said about him..
Reality tends to dissolve in color, rather in various colors, which do not overlap and mix, but stand side by side respecting the subject's identification lines ...
Paolo Vannini learned painting brings together the great cubist experience, although mediated by the elegant sign of a Matisse (especially in the figures) or that of the dreamy and unreal of Paul Klee (in some landscapes). He also draws upon the lesson of some Italians like Sironi, though he re-experieced through the color expertise of the "Fauves". Indeed, in Vannini's painting the taste for color is the predominant element so much that it becomes almost a living thing. His painting is not just a mere reinterpretation of great artistic movements of the twentieth century, but a personal pictorial activity that leads him to reconcile different experiences. They have been perfectly assimilated and therefore are not bounded but they have become a solid base for future progress searching for a reality that is only apparently decomposed. Indeed, in the end, everything contributes to create a much more lively and throbbing reality so much so that one cannot speak of abstractionism his art, as he always maintains a direct relationship with reality itself. The result is a deep psychological work; as if the painter, investigating the subject more and more deeply, wanted to find its ultimate essence, rational location and reason to exist in space and in reality. This is achieved by seeking a compositional and coloristic balance that appeases and satisfies the gaze, but also the inner anxiety that drives him to paint.
Dott. Andrea Bolognesi
After thirty years of artistic and cultural activity, Paolo Vannini's active research puts him in the condition of expressing a pictorial sensation in terms of clear originality in his latest works. The neo cubist experiences lived in highly spiritual terms, thought a painting full of values coming from the expression "Estrarte", symbolize his images, lyrical interpretations, with the chromatology of the palette. The artist obtains a great luminous intensity which is then a strong support of the work itself
Marcello Meucci (Painter)
these painting are oil on canvas, on plywood or grains,made with watercolor, ink or by spreading the color directly on the canvas from the tube. The color is sometimes soft and light, other times brighter and warmer, but it is always capable of imparting strength and energy thanks to the contrasting combinations of blue and pink, black and yellow or red and green ....it is therefore spread with vigorous touches that often leave full-bodied and consistent lumps on the canvas; a color taken from a palette that is overloaded and that testifies a fervent and incessant activity.
Donatella Nesti (Journalist)
There is nothing obvious and banal in Vannini's creations, indeed there is meditation and continuous research through the use of sign and color
In these works one can notice and appreciate a skilful spatula work and a chromatic harmony that is not born by chance, but it is deliberately inserted in artistic way that infuses an atmosphere of realism that distinguishes his works ...
Paolo Vannini is a painter who fiercely lives in his time. Vannini meditates and researches with sign and color. It is his way of trying to get out of an envelope where good and evil are no longer understood. We all live in a spider web that offends us and from which we cannot free ourselves. It is the time of man in the labyrinth. In front of Paolo Vannini's drawings and canvases, one must stop, study and find ways to enter the signs and discover the arcane, everyone sees the contents, the subjects in different forms ...
Roberto Spadoni (Journalist)
... This painting defines a superficial and continuous rarefaction with the presence of its environments and its daily objects . It is however a portrait of virtual people in a traffic of obsessive relationships, of orders without respite, an imaginary tale of business, of unclean, devastating events that describe in color and in the sign, a chaotic traffic of intrigues, pauses .. .
Armando Franceschini (Art Critic)