Tecnica mista su cartone, 1996
NINO MEMO, Alchimia del simbolo
Born in Venice in 1941, he began painting very young. In 1961 he made his first exhibition. From this date until today he has made a hundred personal exhibitions in Italy and abroad. There are also numerous group shows in Italy, Germany, Holland, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Australia, United States, etc. He has aroused keen interest in critics, poets and writers. He was a winner of various awards. His works can be found in museums and public and private collections in Italy and abroad. Recent exhibitions include: Personal, Theater Gallery, Munich 1996; Staff, Pyramide Gallery, Bayreuth, Germany 1997; Personal, Galleria Multigraphic, Venice 1998. It disappears in 2011 in Venice.
An artist with extraordinary technique, synthesis of tradition, studies, philosophy and oriental cultures. «Magical sonority», the critic Toni Toniato defined his art. And again: «magic squares and a painting capable of evoking refined conceptual alchemies». A mysterious ritual filtered by the light of the lagoon and by the tradition of Venetian painters of the sixteenth century.