Andrea Vizzini

Born in 1949 in Grotte, Sicily
Artwork
Biography
Researcher of the artistic techniques starting from the photo to arrive at the computer art, Andrea Vizzini has been among the initiators of the movement that, among the years sixty and seventy before the "Transavanguardia", he oriented himself toward a return to the Painting, contemporarily to the conceptual tendency. Its beginnings are characterized by a conceptualized painting, using the figuration in estranging and diversified contexts, contributing with the principal exponents of the historical nucleus of the "New Figurazione" of the 70s to the gradual affirmation of the movement, when the panorama of the Italian art was dominated by artists such as Renzo Vespignani and Joseph Guerreschi. In the works on canvas, accompanied by numerous projects, he has reconfigured with visionary look the sense of the myth, of the history of the art and the literature. 



The history of the art and his iconography have been the central elements of his search, and him, anticipatory ante-litteram of the Citazionismo, he didn't stick to the movement promulgated by Maurice Calvesi and Henry Crispolti in order to continue the run out of schemes and definitional groupings. The Works of the cycle "Inside Theoretical" 1980, "Places of Eternity" 1986, "Iconico Aniconico", 1994 characterized by a symbolic plant, have manifested a vision of the world as a dichotomy of two opposite principles.

The dominant motive for the works adopts the conjugation of figurative values with informal paginations that during the time will bring him, right after the period of the Negations (1995 -1998, ) to assume in the painting and in the sculpture an attitude more and more intimist and minimal. After the use of acrylic and collage,  he has experimented  different materials, among which the earth, the iron, the light (series "The places of the immortality" devoted to Gino De Dominicis or "Logical Abduction" devoted to Balthus) almost embracing at the same time a  "Caravaggesca" form of light, that has allowed him to obtain certain effects characterized by  spatial depth and a use of the very particular architecture.

He has integrated his language through the production of sculptures and the decoration of public places, some works can be found in the Collection Farnesina. In 2008n on the occasion of the Olympiads in China, he displayed to the Biennal exhibition in Peking and one of his work was purchased by the National Gallery of the Belle Arti. Fascinated by the architecture and by the impossible perspectives of Maurits Cornelis Escher, the artist succeeded in giving ample space to his big interest, realizing a great Show in 2008 at the Italian Cultural Institute in London about the theme of Places of Eternity.

In 2011 he prepared in Naples, near the Museum Castel Nuovo - Male Angioino, a personal show, introduced by Angela Tecce with the title of  "Perpetual Code", where for the first time the dialogue between painting and sculpture had become shut and interactive: the essential  and chromatically forms also belong to the painted environments and at the same time they are presented in all their totemicità within the exposure, turning the exhibit hall into a specular reflex of the pictorial representation.
 
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