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Baldo Diodato

Baldo Diodato

Baldo Diodato, Vestito da sera - 2002- Roma -alluminio, fibre ottiche, stoffa su legno-  2x1,70 m(1).jpg
 
 

Baldo Diodato, an artist of Italian origin, after significant experiences in the groups that animated the Neapolitan art of the early 60s (he dates back to '66 his important exhibition at the Modem Art Agency of Lucio Amelio) decides to move to New York , where he will have the opportunity to realize significant exhibitions in important galleries and museums. He remained in the "Big Apple" for about twenty-six years until, tired of the pressing rhythm of the metropolis, he decided to return to Italy in 1992, particularly in Rome, where he continued his artistic research. Diodato moves without stiffness between painting, sculpture and performance ". After the surrealist technique of frottage, he experimented with various solutions concerning the imprint of time on the subject of the work. Fascinated by the unstoppable rhythm of the people walking on the sidewalks of New York, he spreads a canvas on the ground and lets passers-by impress you their traces. In recent years the canvas has been replaced by thin aluminum sheets that form a metallic film. Walking on it creates a cast of the floor and therefore a "cast of history": the aluminum plate becomes the result of many walkways, uninterrupted flow of human existence that is impressed on the ground.