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Baldo Diodato

Baldo Diodato

(Naples, 1938)

After significant experiences within the groups that animated the Neapolitan art scene in the early 60s (he dates back to '66 his important exhibition at the Moder Art Gallery of Lucio Amelio) Baldo Diodato decides to move to New York, where he will have the opportunity to realize significant exhibitions in important galleries and museums. He remained in the "Big Apple" for about twenty-six years until, tired of the pressing rhythm of the metropolis, he decided to return to Italy in 1992, particularly in Rome, where he continued his artistic research. Diodato moves without stiffness between painting, sculpture and performance. After the surrealist technique of frottage, he experimented with various solutions concerning the imprint of time on the subject of the work. Fascinated by the unstoppable rhythm of the people walking on the New York sidewalks, he spreads a canvas on the ground and let passers-by impress their traces.

Among his most important exhibitions: Diodato, Galleria Numero (Rome, Florence, Milan, 1964); Baldo Diodato, Modern Art Agency ( Naples, 1967); One Man Show, Alessandra Gallery (New York, 1976); Baldo Diodato, Galleria Due Mondi (Milan,1985); Baldo Diodato, Accademia Italiana e delle Arti Applicate ( London, 1990); Scultura e disegni, Galleria Massimo Riposati (Rome, 1990); Baldo Diodato, Istituto Italiano di Cultura (Stockholm, 1991); War Games, Istituto Italiano di Cultura (London, 1994); Baldo Diodato. He’s back, Clayton Gallery New York (New York, 1996); Metalli, Fondazione Morra ( Naples, 1997); Baldo Diodato, Mosaici, Pari e dispari (Reggio Emilia, 1998); Marcaurelio, Studio d’Arte Contemporanea Pino Casagrande (Rome, 2002).

Baldo DiodatoFinestra, 1975
Frottage
cm 83 x 73