Enrico Castellani (Castelmassa - Rovigo, 1930) is an Italian painter. After graduating in architecture in Brussels, in 1956 he moved to Milan. In 1959, with Piero Manzoni, he founded the gallery and the magazine "Azimuth", and subsequently met Lucio Fontana and Gruppo Zero. In 1959 he created his first black embossed Surface, a modulated alternation of concave and convex spaces, obtained by applying nails and axles to the back of the canvas. This technique was to become his characteristic. In the 1960s, he produced large canvases, diptychs and triptychs, in monochrome hues of red and silver, but especially in white, the non-colour, the most effective in enhancing the rigour of his surfaces. His works are displayed in the most important museums around the world, the MoMA in New York, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Guggenheim in New York and the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome.
©Enrico Castellani by SIAE 2016 per Enrico Castellani
Il Dado è tratto.
Arte contemporanea italiana oltre la tradizione
Il Dado è tratto. Arte contemporanea italiana oltre la tradizione, exhibition catalogue published in two languages (Italian and English) with an essay by Sergio Risaliti, 240 pages, illustrated artworks, archive documents, biography, selected bibliography.
2015, pag 240, Italian / English