Angelo Brescianini (Palazzolo sull'Oglio, Lombardia 1948 - Italia 2016)


Angelo Brescianini was born Palazzolo sull'Oglio in 1948, the last of four children.
At the age of 12 he participated, with other artists, in his first collective exhibition.
He attended schools for mechanical designer.
In the late sixties, he made his first bronze sculpture, currently exhibited at the "Enrico Fermi" School Institute in Palazzolo. Also in 1968, he carried out military service in Verona and in his free time he continued to paint. These are the years of his first "shots" on rusty metal plates.
He participated in the Biennial of Padua with a painting entitled "Painful waiting" (the title is perhaps related to waiting for the long-awaited leave), with which he received his first recognition. At the end of the military service, he was hired as an employee in a metalworking company, as a cast iron, bronze and aluminum cast operator.
In the '70s he interrupted his collaboration with the foundry, deciding to open a workshop for cabinet makers.
His father was considered one of the best carpenters in the country and Angelo, since he was a child, has lived the fascination of work on fine woods, breathing and learning its essence.
He began designing and producing objects of art with the lathe and other tools, from the late seventies his faithful companions working day and night. In this period he participated in art fairs and collectives. He met the architect Luca Pastorio, son of the painter Ezio, with whom he collaborated on several furniture projects. In these years he became part of the artistic staff of the "Spirale Arte" of Milan. Here he began to design and build wooden objects where precious metal plates, bas-reliefs, plaques of famous authors such as Cassinari, Fiume, Munari, Bonalumi and Kodra are set.
Over time he has abandoned the collaboration to devote himself to interior design both as a designer and as a builder
He worked day and night and the laboratory became his whole world. The essence of the various woods spreads in the air, the pieces of trunks take on the most varied and imaginative shapes.
Tables, chairs, writing desks, sculptures, designed by Brescianini, get the success so much hoped for and are required by collectors to furnish their homes.
He also produced colored glasses conceived and fused in the most established glassworks. The result was very original works unique to collectors.
Many collaborations with famous architects and artists, his works have been advertised in specialized magazines of the sector.
In 1991 his sister's death caused him infinite pain that would turn into the production of works with complex structures full of expressiveness and ingenuity.
For almost eight years, the artist will gradually give up the piece of furniture, devoting himself exclusively to structural / chromatic research.
The knowledge and friendship of the Argentinean kinetic artist Horacio Garcia Rossi, allowed him a profitable and long collaboration that led him to devote himself almost exclusively to the development and creation of optical sculptures in movement.
In 1999 the art gallery "L'Aries" of Ponte San Pietro (BG) organized a personal exhibition. It is the first time that his sculptures in motion have been exhibited in public.
With the same gallery he took part in the Expo Arte Montichiari in 2000 and also exhibited at the "Lo Spazio" gallery in Brescia.
He continued his Optical research with moving wall sculptures. In them were articulated gears and mechanisms moved by modern technology.
His dynamic visions, which have become polychrome and luminous, fluctuate through kinetic schemes that the artist has conceived in a continuous change of plans and forms.
The tools for creating his works are no longer the brushes, but they will be guns and guns from now on. The artist has sensed the enormous potential of the new medium and the surprise effect that is generated. Thus the first realizations of surfaces shaped by bullets are born in the laboratory. Brescianini has also overcome this experimentation because the metal plate becomes the target for every shot. It is transformed according to a carefully organized ritual: trigger of the bullet, angle, shooting distance.
Strangely, in an astonishing contrast, the alteration of the surface is generated, sometimes offering the flexible and refined form of a female breast.
In the cold slab the artist managed to convey the light that, trapped on a more polished and polished surface, better embellishes the final effect in its essentiality. The use of stainless steel, a material capable of transmitting solidity to the entire composition, has made it possible to abandon the tear by replacing it with the "bugnatura". Thus a daring manifestation of beauty is revealed. These bugnature come out of the metal, collect the light creating unexpected and sinuous paths of fleeting moments.
This new technique is now considered by many critics, a true revolution in the international art scene.
Since 2008, the artist has participated in specialized art fairs with the "Minotauro Fine Art Gallery" of Palazzolo sull'Oglio, from which it is represented exclusively.
In 2012, in the exhibition rooms of the "Museo Del Presente" of Rende (CS), an extensive retrospective exhibition curated by Antonio Falbo was set up.
In 2014, La Spirale di Milano and the Monti di Monza Gallery dedicated a personal exhibition to him. Since 2015 he has been present with his works in Miami and at the "Unix Gallery" in New York. In May he returned to his city with a solo exhibition at the "Minotauro Fine Art Gallery". Several exhibitions are held in prestigious Italian and foreign galleries.
In April 2016, curated by Antonio Falbo, the "A singolar tenzone" exhibition at the Castello di Cavernago (BG). The event, which was exceptionally successful, was the artist's "swan song", which passed away on April 26th, 2016.
Works by Angelo Brescianini appear in prestigious private and public collections, in Italy and abroad, with a growing and general appreciation of his very original stylistic code.

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