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Raimondo Galeano's bio

Raimondo Galeano was born in Catanzaro, Italy, in 1948. When he was only three years old, his family moved to Bologna which would become his adoptive city.

In the 1970s he used to work as a sound technician for a company which imported musical instruments from USA. This made him be close to great singers like Mina or Gianni Morandi and it was in the occasion of a concert held in a nightclub in Bologna that he met a group of artists, namely Mario Schifano, Tano Festa and Franco Angeli.

He was so fascinated that decided to join them in Rome thus entering the world of art during the thriving atmosphere of the Italian Pop Art season which had a reference point in the so called “Scuola di Piazza del Popolo”. Although he was strongly affected by those artists who had soon become his friends and colleagues, Galeano was looking for his own innovative style.

He reached it when he adopted a technique which is still in progress and based on a very creative use of special luminescent pigments and powders. His approach to painting, also considering the way he made use of basic elements such as canvases, brushes and colors, was at the beginning of his artistic career definitely traditional.

But later, the will to improve his knowledge in the artistic as well as physic and scientific fields together with a peculiar curiosity about Isaac Newton’s ideas, brought the artist to start his personal research based on the idea that colors only exit if revealed by means of light, the only instrument able to give life and forms to the objects around us, thus breaking with colors and traditional painting.

This turning point also marked the beginning of a collaboration with the “Galleria Il Ponte Contemporanea” in Rome, which allowed the artist to take part in several fairs and exhibitions at an international level.

The artist, who is aware of the innovative and peculiar aspects of his artistic vision, has always been enthusiastically involved in explaining his art through performances and workshops to art students attending “Accademie di Belle Arti” as it happened in Bologna, Verona, Urbino and Rome in the attempt to reveal some artistic, scientific aspects linked to his works.


Galeano and his studio