Enrico Castellani

Enrico Castellani, born on August 4, 1930, is a italian painter, considered as one of the main representatives of the european art of the second half of the XXth century.

Castellani studied art, sculpture and architecture in Belgium until 1956, year where he graduated at the Fine-Art National Academy. In 1957, he returned to Italy, in Milan, where he became one of the active representative of the new artistic scene, becoming friends with Piero Manzoni and Lucio Fontana.

It is in 1959 that Castellani realised his first surface in relief, inaugurating a poetic approach which would become a constant and rigorous style, considered by the critics as a technique of an extreme purity, where the carefully choosen repetition of fulls and empties constitue an always new process, but coherent and intense.