OVARTACI

1894-1985 | Denmark Louis Marcussen nacque a Ebeltolf, in Danimarca il 26 settembre 1894. Louis è cresciuto con un gran numero di fratelli – alcuni dei quali morti in tenera età o con varie disabilità – in una delle più belle case a Ebeltoft. Già […]

PHILADELPHIA WIREMAN

United States Philadelphia Wireman è il nome dato ad uno sconosciuto creatore di circa 1.200 piccole sculture tridimensionali scoperte da Robert Leich in una strada di Philadelphia alla fine degli anni ’70. “È stato un caso che queste opere siano sopravvissute,” spiega il collezionista e […]

ORESTE FERNANDO NANNETTI

1927-1994 | Italy La Legge 180 del 13 maggio 1978, nota anche come Legge Basaglia, ha permesso la chiusura degli ospedali psichiatrici italiani: i pazienti furono trasferiti in specifici reparti degli ospedali civili, mentre le costruzioni vennero gradualmente abbandonate o riconvertite. Il manicomio di San Girolamo di Volterra, […]

JOHN BYAM

JOHN BYAM 1929 – | USA John Byam was born in Oneonta (New York State, USA). As a kid he helped his parents, who owned a camping ground. In 1940s he worked for a railway company, and he served American army in Japan during the Korean […]

NICOLAI TARASYUK

1932 | BELARUS Nicolai Tarasyuk was born in 1932 in the community of Pruzhany, near the forest.  During the World War II has restricted his childhood education, and brought traumatic events to the area. Nicolai was not affected by this disasters and he lived all […]

WILLIAM EDMONDSON

WILLIAM EDMONDSON 1870 ca.-1951 | AMERICA William Edmondson was the first Afro-American artist to have one-man show at MoMA in New York. He was born in the ’70s, in Tenessee, the son of freed slaves. He went to work at sixteen years of age as a manual […]

FIORENZO PILIA

1933 | ITALY The farmer Fiorenzo Pilia was born in 1933. He had no formal and artistic education, but at the age of sixty he began making sculptures with residual material, resin, scraps and waste. The garden that Pilia began decorating in 1993 in 4.000 […]

TERRY WILLIAMS

TERRY WILLIAMS 1952- | AUSTRALIA A prolific worker, Terry Williams’s art practice encompasses animation, ceramics, foam sculpture, texta drawing and watercolour. His detailed series of ceramic buildings and aeroplanes is a unique depiction of the modern industrial world. In contrast to the strong physicality of […]

EIJIRO MIYAMA

1934 | JAPAN Eijiro Miyama is often referred to as Bōshi Ojisan (“Hat Man”) due to his habit of riding his bicycle around the streets of Yokohama wearing eccentric clothing and large, elaborate hats adorned with dolls and other recycled objects. He was born in […]

BESSIE HARVEY

BESSIE HARVEY 1929-1994 | AMERICA Bessie Harvey was a visionary artist who flourished primarily in Alcoa, Tenesse, during 1979-1994. Born in Dallas, Georgia, Harvey was the seventh of thirteen children and she experienced  a very difficult childhood. Drawing strength from her mother’s strong Christian faith, […]

SAÏ KIJIMA

JAPAN – SWITZERLAND   Saï Kijima has been living in Europe for 30 years. His present residence is Basel, Switzerland. He devotes his life to Kalado, a unique system founded by himself. Kalado teaching connects art, bodywork, environmental awareness and the philosophy of empty mind. […]

MARKUS MEURER

MARKUS MEURER 1959- | GERMANY Markus Meurer grew up in the sixties in a small Eifel valley, at the foot of Monreal castle. Meurer inherited his father’s animistic talents to see living creatures in every object. Wherever Meurer lives, he is seen by his peers […]