Piemonti was born in 1935 in a suburb of Milan. He lived and worked in Switzerland from 1965 until 1975, where he studied with the masters of concrete art. During this period he made fashion mannequins for Balenciaga and Yves Saint Laurent. These were shown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and at the Museum of Art and Fashion at the Louvre. He also has monumental sculpture pieces in Italy.
MADI is a great artistic adventure, and perhaps, the only existing movement which can justify half a century of existance. 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