Francesco Guerrieri was born in Borgia, Catanzaro, Italy in 1931 and completed his university studies in Rome, where he attended art courses at the International Art Association and at the Academy of France, Villa Medici. At present he lives and works in Rome. In 1977, he had imposing shows: “Immarginazione” at the Spazio Alternativo, at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome and in other cities. In 1982 he began the “Metapittura” Movement and had several one-man and group shows. He has been awarded several prizes and his works are found in many collections of international renown in Italy and abroad. His vanguard thoughts, critical studies and essays on the social reality of art are published in various art magazines.
MADI is a great artistic adventure, and perhaps, the only existing movement which can justify half a century of existence. MADI is more than an avant-garde movement; it has an underlying wave with several and differing offspring. It is the slow-paced growth of a tectonic plate in the history of art. Indeed, since art and environment are perveived as the fusion of two cultural phenomena, the progression and expression of both of these blend in everyday life.
From ” MADI: Concept Overview”, Paris, 2004
ROGER NEYRAT | Artist