The work of Enzo Cucchi, one of the protagonists of the trans-avant-garde, stems from a reinterpretation of Leibniz's thought, which reopens the eternal question of existence, its beginning and its end, is a work of great evocative power consisting of three hemispherical elements. The latter symbolically evoke an archaic and essential reality, contaminated by fairy-tale motifs, each of which revolves around the image of the cat. The dominant colors, also full of metaphorical implications, are black, red and ivory. Cucchi's animals, like the cat, recall the world of magic and night, myth and imagination, symbols of the collective memory of men. With their disturbing charm and their recurring, yet unpredictable presence, they capture the viewer's gaze, inviting him to question himself about the mystery of the origins.
2013, Three lithographs drawn on stone by Enzo Cucchi, hand-printed with the Eugene Brisset star press on 71gr "Bunko-shi" Japanese paper. per sqm. by the Bulla brothers, Rome. 118,5x70,5x11 cm, The wood, an integral part of the large sculptural installation, carved by hand and subsequently The lithographs were applied to spherical sections of cellulose prepared by hand by Paride Piselli, Rome.
Italian painter (b. Morro d'Alba 1949). He was self-taught by dedicating himself to painting and poetry. From the mid-seventies, after moving to Rome, after a research oriented towards conceptualism, expressed in various installations, he turned to painting, working closely with S. Chia and F. Clemente. With them and with N. De Maria and M. Paladino he became one of the protagonists of the trans-avant-garde, developing a language of a neo-expressionist matrix that was progressively enriched with a recurring figurative and symbolic vocabulary. In his works, which tend more and more to a monumental scale, C. used different materials (metal, wood, terracotta, neon), located in the exhibition space or inserted into the painting. Author of sculptures intended for outdoor use, C. also created (1992-94) the decoration of the Chapel of S. Maria degli Angeli at Monte Tamaro in Canton Ticino (project by M. Botta) and the curtain of the La Fenice Theater in Senigallia (1996). His work has been exhibited in important periodic reviews (Biennale di Venezia, 1980, 1988, 1993, 1997
Documenta di Kassel, 1982, 1987
Biennale di San Paolo, 1985) and in numerous solo exhibitions (1993, Castello di Rivoli
1995 , Milan, Palazzo Reale
1997, Ancona, Mole Vanvitelliana
1998, Rome, National Gallery of Modern Art
2000, Naples, National Museum of Capodimonte
2002, Genazzano, Castello Colonna
2005, Milan, Galleria Antonia Jannone
2007, Venice, retrospective (1977-2006) at the Correr Museum, and Bergamo, exhibition (Sculptures) at the Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art)
2012, exhibition space at the Marca di Catanzaro
2013, Rome, exhibition at the Valentina Bonomo Gallery
2017, Chiasso, Workshop Space.