PresentationGian Genta was born 63 years Savona where he resides.
A man who despite the fists of life have not spared a fine show in trouble pragma and disillusionment: the scrubs the soul, that when you can not put silenced.
“My love for art Gian Genta said in a recent interview-born instinctive, independent and persevering can’tI retrodatarlo, Having dedicated since the 60s the first to the painting then inlaid wood after writing verses and aphorisms and then ceramics. Self, who naively committed as is the search for truth, I always refused any academic principle is to meet because of my mistakes, and for not feel stifled by gratitude to a few master. ”
Personality complex and worry that by Gian Genta, Paul Castellucci in 1974 about his paintings speaks on ECO OF ART of a young artist who along on the vehicle images stages of that complicated man be called, mimics society and history isolating in a kind of dimension where artificial playing and irony assume the appearance accuser for a illusory process daily.
Frequent circles attended the school and the legendary artistic Albissolese since the 1960-70 ani Gian Genta lives in close contact with the biggest names in Italian with which he has a relationship of friendship but both confidentiality and respect fascinated by the different as Sassu, Fabbri and Fontana and others with which it has had a chance to think and reflect.
And it is precisely that Aligi Sassu Gian Genta is recognized more for his primitivism focused on the figure and that his passion and gestural archaic Sassu which breaks the rules of form and decoration.
And not alone.
Sassu poet is a politically and socially, an artist with a march more, in ways that can transparencies and merciless to be all the tenant, when the colors are silenced and projections of you can express with words.
As an artist Gian Genta found only in recent years a growing interest from critics and public: exhausted the political animosity that for many years has dominated, with the new millennium turns its experienced staff to participate in artistic forms immediate alternating the land in and doing slide sign and colors in poetry as in looking for that light that must wrap.
In 2002 released his first collection of images and thoughts “Flowers Nettle” which devotes its front page the artist friend Giorgio Moiso, in 2005, the second book in verse and aphorisms “After next” whose cover angel in a straitjacket force, sees the involvement of Gianni Giannici Celano, artist Gian Genta with whom he lived the best moments of cultural Albissola Lam, Fontana, Jorn, Sassu, Rossello, Fabbri, Saline, Siri, Sabatelli, Bonelli, and many others as generous Sandro Soravia today that the houses in his atelier for the firing of his pottery.
Fundamental has been experimenting with clay, hence its heads,
His busts, his human figures, a glazed ceramic third fire, with those faces that follow those statuettes biomorfe and solutions that are both critical and full vision of humanity today.
An intimate search, clear, expressionism not only formal but fully assimilated and adapted according to parameters of absolute originality,
Primitivism a strong, sometimes disturbing and grotesque, but alive and profoundly true, complete as we could determine, in being together primi-genio and current.