A total artist and multidisciplinary research
Art history recognises in Paolo Scheggi (Settignano, Florence 1940 - Rome 1971), a Florentine artist by origin but Milanese by adoption since 1961, a leading figure in the visual research of the 1960s, placing him between Lucio Fontana's Spatialism, the investigations of the programmed and kinetic area and the research in which the work extends into space and confronts architectural languages. But if these are the more or less rigid categories in which the history of art inscribes him, Paolo Scheggi's research extends and branches out in multiple directions, from poetry to theatre, from urban action to conceptual speculation, and even embraces fashion and design. Starting from the powerful formative gesture with which the artist goes beyond the surface of the monochrome canvas, giving it perfect elliptical or circular organic openings, his investigation widens into a germinating formal elaboration, configuring infinite visual possibilities, metaphors of a profound existential reflection that embraces the space and time in which we live. It is precisely this continuous search, from the surface of vision to the depth of thought, and vice versa, that constitutes the inextinguishable mark of Scheggi's investigation, which still today makes him a source of inspiration for artists, designers, architects and professionals in the performing arts and communications.