Alberto Biasi

Biography

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" layering strips of PVC over dynamic paintings in vibrant colors, causing the forms to appear to change as the viewer shifts their perspective "

Biography

Research

Italian painter, in 1959 with Chiggio, Costa, Landi, Massironi founded in Padua the Group N which aimed, through a method of collective research, the "progressive demystification of the relationship artist-opera-society"; later formed the Group ENNE 65 with Landi and Massironi. In the context of visual research, he realized and analyzed the images kinetics, as real as virtual, and the relationships of prismatic refraction of light.

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Born in Padua in 1937, he attended a secondary school with an emphasis on the humanities studies, before studying Industrial Design at the Institute of Architecture in Venice. In 1959 Biasi begins his career as a painter and a sculptor. This is also the year in which he forms the Gruppo N and contributes to the planning stages of all of the works of this group until its dissolution in 1967. In 1961 as co-founder of Gruppo N he is one of the most energetic promoters of the Nuove Tendenze, actively supporting the first steps of the Arte Programmata movement in 1962. During this very creative period he collectively signs works by Gruppo N such as the "wefts", the "optic-dynamic reliefs", obtained by overlapping thin sheets of metal, the "dynamic forms" of torsions, the moving "photo-reflections" as well as the unstable perceived environmental installations. The artwork Gocce in grigio (Drops in grey) is an important example of the continuous attempt by Biasi to convert the Natural in Artificial and vice-versa. After the dissolution of the Gruppo N, Alberto Biasi "discovers his solo career": he launches a series of studies and explorations of transitional spaces and shapes, he deals with objects in eurhythmic motion, creating a considerable cycle of works, the so-called "poly-types". The following phase of Biasi’s research produces a significant set of works in which the combination of carved lamellar elements incorporated into painted surfaces produces changing visual effects and establishes an evocative exchange between viewer and artwork. His work continues to make important evolutions: from 2000 onwards Biasi elaborates a previous research and creates the "assemblages", mainly monochrome diptychs and triptychs, with impressive plastic and colorist effects. In 2006 an exhibition, of thirty of his early works, achieved a great recognition in the rooms of the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg. Besides the twelve exhibitions that Biasi contributed to with Gruppo N, he has exhibited in over eighty personal shows and has participated in more than four hundred group shows, including the XXXII and XLII Venice Biennial, the XI Biennial of San Paolo, the X, XI and XIV Quadrennial of Rome and the most famous Biennial exhibitions of Graphic Arts throughout the world, where he has received important recognition for his achievements. He has exhibited widely in Italy and abroad and his works are held in important museums and major collections all over the world: at the Museum of Modern Art (New York), at the National Gallery (Rome), and in museums of Belgrade, Bolzano, Bratislava, Buenos Aires, Ciudad Bolivar, Epinal, Gallarate, Guayaquil, Livorno, Lodz, Ljubljana, Middletown, Padua, Prague, San Francisco, Saint Louis, Tokyo, Turin, Ulm, Venice, Wroclaw, Zagabria.

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