Piero Fogliati “The Light’s Poet” – The Art Book. Language: English, italian – 180 pages – color illustrations – Turin, 2004.
The volume documents the works created by Piero Fogliati in his artistic career, divided into three large chapters: light, sound and drawings.
Critical essays by Piero Bianucci, Jasia Reichardt, Marisa Vescovoand Lara-Vinca Masini.
«Fogliati’s works are conceived as tools/machines. Objects constructed by the author with great passion, piece by piece, from the screw to the switch – from which light beams emerge which urge the gaze to explore the multiplicity of relationships that can be understood starting from their outline”. Italian-English edition.
Piero Fogliati Profile at official website.
PIERO FOGLIATI (1930 – 2016)
“Piero Fogliati’s career eludes all categorisation, all labels. It began in the 1960s and developed through to the new millennium. I agree with the idea that his work should be regarded as the work of a pioneer. In just the same way as the early experiments of Meliès, Moholy-Nagy, Harold Edgerton and Yves Klein were.”
Originally from Canelli (1930), Piero Fogliati lived and worked mainly in Turin.
Since the 1950s he has dedicated himself to the visual arts, experimenting as a self-taught painter with pictorial expression, both figurative and abstract-informal. The artist’s works are mainly linked to the creation of the Fantastic City, a vast project of urban interventions in which sounds, lights, atmospheric elements and hydrogeological ecosystems are transformed into aesthetic and sensorial experiences.
He began his career in the visual arts as a self-taught artist in the 1950s. Experimenting with both figurative and abstract-informal painting. His search for a personal style and his belief in the autonomy of the artistic idiom soon merged with his strong interest in science and technology. In an exploration of sensory perception and natural phenomena, Fogliati creates machines reflecting the sublime, refined aesthetic of his visual and sound imagery. Art Book.
Piero Fogliati died in Turin on 25 March 2016, at the age of 86.
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