December 10, 2017 – February 11, 2018
In 2015, Arte produced a program about Adriano Pius’ series Interlocutory Movement (modular movable artworks), which attracted a lot of attention in the art scene. The renowned Italian artist has been exhibiting his impressive and unique works with great success throughout Europe since 1990. From December 10th, Piu will be presenting a large selection of moving pictures as well as admirable stainless steel and cast bronze sculptures in the GALERIE MESSMER . Pius’ works are characterized by his unique poetic design language and material dynamics. He is rightly regarded as one of the most important representatives of kinetic art.
This unique series of moving images is the focus of the exhibition in the GALERIE MESSMER and you are cordially invited to experience the kinetic works. The show of works in the gallery is an excellent addition to the current exhibition in the messmer art gallery “Light and Movement”, in which four works by Piu can already be seen.
Piu was born in Friuli in 1954. He began painting early and his first exhibition, in which his own expressive visual language could be seen, took place in the 1970s. In the 90s, Piu focused intensively on shapes and materials. The artist also began to express the sculptural objects in a different way. For this purpose, the artist worked with various materials such as iron, aluminium, bronze and wood. His initial stainless steel sculptures have been uniquely developed through his constant experimentation. Adriano Piu takes part in numerous renowned international art fairs and his works can be seen in collections of important public institutions as well as in private collections in Switzerland, Germany, France and Belgium.