Albert Biasi

The Torsioni Series’ Works is a show by the Italian pioneer of Kinetic and Op artist Alberto Biasi, which demonstrates a technique developed by Alberto Biasi to cut a single-colored PVC surface into thin strips of equal width, which are then reassembled by twisting the planes 180°. This technique produces a geometric structure that moves and "vibrates" according to the position of the viewer's gaze relative to the work.

This research, described in Gillo Dorfles' theory as "object sculpture", was part of the artistic breakthrough pioneered by Lucio Fontana, who in 1958 broke the flatness of the canvas, thereby opening painting into three-dimensional space. Challenges to traditional notions of this medium were characteristic of the experiments carried out in Italy in the 1950s and 1960s.

The artist decided to devote himself to the art while studying architecture and industrial design, which influenced his approach throughout his career. The artist has been fascinated from the start by movements of the early 20th century, such as Futurism and Dadaism, as well as artists such as Jackson Pollock, Piet Mondrian, and Wladyslaw Strzeminski, from which he derived comprehensive concepts. Manufacturing and machinery, two typical features of his work, developed with his interest in art. In his case, the artwork is conceived before being made, therefore, a response to the program.

One of his research goals is to represent an unstable space that cannot be directly visually understood. Guided by a scientific or positivist approach, his work is based on the study of phenomena that may affect audience perceptions.

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