ABC-ARTE confirms its special vocation in its in-depth exploration of the work of the major avantgardes and masters of painting and colour with its presentation of the mature phase of the work of Carlo Nangeroni in a judicious selection of works from the 60s and 70s.
The title The domain of lightsums up Nangeroni’s artistic practice: a lexicon composed of basic circular forms, declined in dynamic, colourful, musical and luminous compositions.
At the beginning of the 60s Nangeroni had the opportunity to meet such artists as Kokoschka, Pollock and Archipenko and to encounter the rational, scientific experiments of avantgarde movements such as Gruppo Zero, Gruppo T or Azimut. Thanks to these encounters, Nangeroni was able to develop a style of his own, a genuinely personal language composed of variations in light and elisions and modifications of abstract form. The result is a strong dynamic tension capable of testing the limits of the Cartesian grid that is so typical of the Modernist tradition.
Following a trajectory guided by curiosity and a free methodology rather than any preconceived project, Nangeroni has explored the potential of all the formal and three-dimensional, chromatic and vital elements that he gradually introduced in the Cartesian space of his works. Curved segments, trails of colour, interpolations of modules, filtered effects, vertical and horizontal bars, irregular rhythms and fields of colour are the veritable instruments of his personal exploration of space.
Carlo Nangeroni has exhibited in two editions of the Venice Biennale (1972 and 1986) and three editions of the Rome Quadriennale. From 1973 to 2004 he taught in the Scuola Politecnica di Design in Milan. His success as an artist is evidenced by two collections of tributes to him in 1994 and by the numerous works in collections in the United States, France, Germany, Switzerland and Italy, in the collection of contemporary art of New York University, the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Turin, the Museo d’Arte Moderna in Saarbrücken and in many other museums and galleries.