Enrico Minguzzi





After graduating from the Art School of Ravenna, Enrico Minguzzi followed the courses of the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna where he graduated in 2008. Over the years, he stayed for some time in Milan and then settled in Bagnacavallo, where he now lives and works. In Milan, in 2008, he held his first solo exhibition, “Liqueforme”, at the Cannaviello Gallery, which will be followed by the 2011 one entitled “Deconstruction”. Subsequently he has held personal exhibitions in Vicenza (2013); at the Palazzo Ducale in Pavullo sul Frignano (2014); in Ravenna (2015); in Rimini (2015); at the Ugonia Museum in Brisighella (2018) and in Turin (2016-17-18). In 2017 he created “P.01”, his first site-specific installation, and “Invisibile”, a permanent installation in the municipality of Valperga (To). Since 2005 he has also participated in numerous group exhibitions and has obtained awards and recommendations. The evolutions of his work were well highlighted by Ivan Quaroni who, in some way, ideally associated him with exponents of the Leipzig Schule: "Progressive artist, in continuous stylistic evolution, Enrico Minguzzi constructs his subjects as in a process of phenomenological description which he subsequently alters and breaks down in order to obtain greater formal mobility. In his modus operandi, manual practice, gestural intuition and technique are fundamental elements. Minguzzi is a painter who composes his imagination by patient overlapping of glazes, by transparent and thin layers of matter. The artist investigates the processes of mutation and metamorphosis until reaching a dynamic equilibrium that cancels any pretense of distinction between figuration and abstraction ". Artist on the border between figuration and abstraction (his powerfully figurative works are born on largely abstract or informal coloristic bases and never from a comparison with a real datum, much less on a photographic support), Minguzzi has also elaborated images through the I-PAD , printed in limited edition on Fineart paper. It was easy, for some criticism, to assimilate his work with a liquid and metamorphic appearance to recent sociological theories. Minguzzi's landscapes are born from the memories of his lands, reconstructions of the places he lived, visited and dreamed of. The unreal and artificial element is always present, even if it is sometimes less evident - an example of this is the different sources of light that act simultaneously in the bucolic landscape. The places seem to be mediated by an ultra-sensitive lens capable of showing their true essence: narratives that light grants to shapes and colors, day and night. Quick and thick brushstrokes alternate with details defined in detail, industrial techniques or oriental practices. The different descriptive methods give the images different observation speeds; you enter the landscape and the material that comes to life in the superimposition of transparencies.