Gio’ Pomodoro was born in 1930 in a small village in central Italy. He was a sculptor, printmaker, and stage designer. After moving to Milan in 1954 he joined the main artists of the avant-garde and started producing jewellery. In the 1960s he started to create his main series of abstract sculptures. Besides his works on commissions, he became known for his large outdoor sculptural works.
He is also brother of the sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro.
Arnaldo Pomodoro was born in 1926 in Morciano, Italy. While he was studying stage design he worked in Pesaro as a consultant and a goldsmith for the restoration of public buildings. His moving to Milan in 1954 has above all been significant for his meeting with personalities like Enrico Baj, Sergio Dangelo, Lucio Fontana.
He exhibited works in numerous famous international venues like São Paulo Bienal (1963), Venice Biennale (1964) and the[one_half][/one_half] Marlborough galleries in New York and Rome. The artist taught at Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley and later traveled in the United States.
To convey a mechanism of destruction and regeneration, he chooses gigantic architectonic pieces combining the basic geometric shapes such as cubes, spheres, columns, pyramids and discs. The artist currently lives and works in Milan.
Giacomo Benevelli was an Italian and French sculptor, born in 1925 in Reggio Emilia. Studying between France, Italy and Germany, he lived and worked in Milan for most of his life. Since 1957 he’s been exhibiting in Italy across the globe, and has been appointed Head of Sculpture at the Accademia di Brera in Milan.
His works are now sparse in private and public collections in Italy and worldwide, like at the Antwerp Royal Museum of Fine Arts and at the British Museum in London, as well as in contemporary and historical churches.
Lucio Fontana was born on February 19, 1899, in Rosario de Santa Fé, Argentina. His father was Italian and his mother Argentinean. He lived between Milan and Argentina and worked in his father’s studio as a sculptor before opening his own. He is most famous for founding the art movement of Spatialism in 1947, with the intent of synthesizing colour, sound, space, movement, and time.
Two years later, he created his first series of paintings whose surface he scratched to create holes and slashes, and is nowadays still recognised for the purity of his latest white canvases. Fontana died on September 7, 1968, in Comabbio, Italy.
Matt Marga is a London based Italian artist. As a child, he would go out hunting for crystals in the Alps. He now brings the wonder of his childhood in London’s chaotic, sophisticate, hectic environment. His architectural background allows for the creation of highly technical structures supporting eye-catching, shimmering surfaces. Experimenting with crystals, multidimensional, textures and light, his works have the power to hypnotize the viewer in fascination or curiosity. His works have been displayed all over the world, and his 2018 projects will include exhibitions in London, Florence, Dubai and Milan.