Art profile of Anselmo Giovanni
Anselmo , Giovanni. Born in Borgfranco d’Ivrea, 5 August 1934.
Associated with Arte Povera movement of which he was a member. Exhibited in Galleria Sperone, Turin 1968 up to 1987
Style: balancing cubes, floating bubles, suspended sheets of plexiglas and hanging chains, Anselmo had abandoned the traditional picture plane in an attempt to create a more direct representation of the themes of gravity and movement. He was striving for an immediate relation to the real world, both visible and invisible.
( Roberto Lambarelli)
Reflections on elements of style
Similarities that I have with Anselmo and Arte Povera.
- simplicity of objects that are related to lack of capital
- funding from being a independent artist
- since 1990.
- suspension of materials that play with concepts of infinity and energy.
- basic studio/gallery space on the urban edge.