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The artistic research of Italo Antico, steel tubes that tend towards the eternal

“His interventions, a sign of continuity in a space-time trajectory, appear as stainless steel tubes that, fluid and rigid at the same time, articulate the environments, imbuing them with charm and mutability”. Thus writes Gaia Dallera Ferrario to describe the artistic research of Italo Antico, born in Sardinia in 1934, always attentive to experimentation with materials and languages – painting, drawing for carpets, ceramics, creation of jewels – and, from the sixties, focused on sculpture, on space research and environmental installations, with the themes of the line and the set of lines at the center of his works. The result of his works are the very refined constructions in steel “tubes”, geometric and elegant shapes that vary with the light and draw ever new perspectives, inserted in the environmental context (often sacred) and in constant search for new spaces. As Plato stated, “the knowledge that geometry seeks is that of the eternal.”