I have been following the silent, menacing work of Paolo Iacchetti (Milan 1953) since the early Eighties in his lucid stripping away of colour to reveal light and space.

He has drawn from his historical heritage above all the ethical value of inquiry, of a ratified untimeliness, and the confident sense of spending all his time in the luminous space of his workshop, always the same throughout his life, not to repeat rituals, but because a genuine love story is like that. Paolo Iacchetti has taught at the Scuola Politecnica di Design di Milano and now teaches at the Università Cattolica di Milano. His works are present in the Museo del Novecento and the Museo della Permanente di Milano, as well as in international collections such as the Gratianus Stiftung in Reutlingen and the Ciba collection in Basel.