Remo Bianco (1922 - 1988)
Remo Bianchi (known as Remo Bianco) was born in Milan on 3 June 1922.
In 1937 he enrolled at evening courses at the Brera Academy, where he met de Pisis two years later and began to attend the Master’s studio regularly; there he had the opportunity to meet other artists such as Carrà, Sironi, Savinio, Soffici, Soldati, Marini, Cantatore.
In 1955 he travelled to the United States Bianco where he learned abstract expressionism and met Jackson Pollock. He learned the technique of drip painting, but he did not lose his love for proportions and order, giving life to his Collages. Papers (or fabrics), again painted with signs and drippings, are cut in small squares, mixed together and recomposed as a collage or a mosaic, arranging them like a chessboard. And it is from the development of Collages that Bianco came to create his most well known artworks: the Tableaux dorés. This category is not only his most numerous but also his richest in creativity; each one being unique for the colours and the amount and extent of gold leaf used. Even where small amounts of gold leaf are used the artwork does not lose its power and eloquence, but gains in mystery and profundity.
Bianco continued to paint Tableaux dorés until the eighties; during this time these artworks began the evolution of his experiments: the Appropriations of the seventies. In these works gold leaf is applied to everyday objects of varying sizes.
1962, golden leaf on panel, 34x60cm
1970, Golden leaf on canvas, 70x40cm
1964, acrylic and silver leaf on canvas, 60x50 cm