Roccatre Art Gallery presents, starting Friday 3 May, a selection of works by Nicolaj Diulgheroff and Arrigo Lora Totino, entitled Convergenze parallele, title chosen to highlight the harmony between the two artists.
Diulgheroff, born in Bulgaria in 1901, was an architect, designer, painter and ceramist mainly linked to the Turin Futurist movement. After meeting exponents of the Second Futurism, including the painter and ceramist Fillia, in 1926 he moved permanently to Turin. In 1932 he graduated in architecture from the Royal Albertina Academy. However, architecture remained a fairly secondary activity, favoring advertising graphics, shop and home furnishings. He never stopped his passion for painting in the Futurist style, working a lot on the intersection of lines, planes and spheres, as clearly appears from the beautiful series of collages on display.
The exhibit includes several significant works by Arrigo Lora Totino, Italian artist and poet, born in Turin in 1928, considered one of the fathers of Italian sound poetry. He began as a figurative painter (sharing the studio with Mario Merz) and passing through the informal, he arrived at abstract-geometric works of optical matrix. Some of these works in particular have a close relationship with the graphic and typographic configurations that Diulgheroff has created within the Physiogram.