De Luca

DeLuca was born in 1939 in Monteroni di Lecce. He lives and works in Genoa. He studied at the Rome Fine Arts Academy, where he began to link music to different artistic techniques. In 1963 he won a prize from the Academy of San Luca in Rome, where he worked with architects to create stained glass windows and worked in plastic. In 1965 he became a teacher at the Liceo Artistico in Genoa, and soon after at the Rome Fine Arts Academy. He created designs for carpets and tapestry. During the 60’s he lost interest in figurative art and began his abstract geometric paintings. He created vibration effects by interfering squares and rhombus and adding linear wefts.

By the 1980’s he was developing fluid sequences. One critic defined him as a “weaver of flashing light.” He is involved in kinetics, constructivism and concrete art. Since 1773 he has been part of the “Sincron Group of Brescia in which Bruno Munari participates. In 1985 he was part of “Manifesto of Visuality 1985” created by Carlo Belloli. Like many MADI artists, he has had exhibitions at Arte Struktura in Milan. His works can be found in public and private collections in Italy and abroad.