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Enrico Castellani

Enrico Castellani

(Castelmassa, 4 August 1930 – 1 December 2017)

Enrico Castellani was together with Piero Manzoni and Agostino Bonalumi, one of the protagonists of Italian art in the sixties.
They supported the elimination of art and tradition, using the same means by which painting was expressed up to that moment: the canvas, the brush and the colour, reduced to the minimum terms.
Castellani used monochrome canvas, most often white, and strained them over tips that he shapes from the back.
The three-dimensional surface thus becomes a perceptible surface.
Enrico Castellani wanted his works to be "indisputable", not interpretable, even impersonal.
Nothing denounces the presence of a hand or a mind, a taste or a tendency: the canvas is an object, ideally divided into equal and symmetrical parts, through a regular grid, a mathematical calculation.

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