To Dream, to Collect


Franco Costalonga

1933 Venice, Italy

2 Works exhibited

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  • About the Artist

Franco Costalonga was born in Venice in 1933. He began his training as a self-taught, attending only later, as a privatist, the local Art School where he followed the teachings of Remigio Bufera. After making his debut as an engraver and etcher, earning an award at the IL Collective of the Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation in Venice, he approaches painting, developing a vast series of paintings, characterized, in a subtle chromatic modulation focused on the red and pink scales, from the free and airy expression of elegant graphics of mediated Lycian and Wolsian origin.

In the second half of the sixties, after joining the Dialectic Group of Trends, Costalonga will then develop, through the use of new materials, original tensioned surfaces, generating three-dimensional shapes. These new procedures will later lead him to approach Bruno Munari, president of the "Sette-Veneto" group, in connection with the Sincron Operations Center, thus deepening his interests for the new kinetic-visual experiences.

For these new creations, in 1967 Costalonga was awarded at the LV Collective of the Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation, while the following year, the work Plexiglas chromo-kinetic object s sphere will become part of the Guggenheim Collection. He was also an active visual operator in the field of furniture and design. Sent in 1986 in the Art-Science-Color section of the XLII Venice Biennale (he also participated in the XXXV, XLV and XLVD editions. In the nineties Costalonga will be enriching its refined perceptual investigations with new subtle metaphorical openings, freely alluding to imaginative cosmic virtualities and space.

Works by Franco Costalonga

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67 x 67 x 10 cm

5500,00 €


36 x 36 x 8 cm



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