Turi Simeti (Alcamo, 1929) moved to Rome in 1958 where he created his first contacts with the art world, meeting Burri whose studio he began to attend, giving birth to his first production of mixed media works. In keeping with contemporary international research, which tended to nullify the expressive tradition, Simeti began working with monochrome and with relief as unique compositional forms, using as a geometric element the ellipse which was to become his signature style. He took part in the exhibition "Arte Visuale" at the Palazzo Strozzi, demonstrating his involvement in the research of programmed art and of the Nuova Tendenza. He continued his research on surfaces and volumes but using less projecting forms that clearly showed an approach to minimalism. Simeti continued to work on individual works, diptychs and polyptychs with a projecting element that was often decentralised, experimenting later with different shapes. From the 1990s on, Simeti began working on the multiplication and dissemination of volumetric, projecting elements with more intense and diversified colour. He currently lives and works in Milan.