Iler Melioli (Italy, 1949) is a member of the artistic generation that rose to prominence in the 1990s. Through the adoption of a new geometric abstraction of conceptual origin (Neo-Geo), he has developed a process that operates through deconstruction and re-founding of visual language. His research, framed within the context of Neo minimalism, is not limited to an exercise of formal reduction, rather it generates an extension of the picture beyond the boundaries of the canvas. It creates genuine wall paintings that expand outside the confines of the support and interact with the surrounding space.
This relatively lack of distinction between painting and wall results in a similar lack of distinction between two- and three-dimensions, and between surfaces and structures. It is impossible to consider living organisms as isolated, closed and independent from their living environment, and in the same way Melioli’s works are conceived as configurations that are open to the space, as nuclei conveying forces and energy of reciprocal and mutual coexistence. For this reason the concept of the field is very relevant in Melioli’s work, understood as a place where connections are made. This is manifested in a continuum where the void cannot be considered as an absence, but rather a field full of matrixes that generate developing forms.
The new work Geometrie d’ambiente creates an expansion of the environment. The artistic layout comes into being within the totality of the space to define an image of the world. The project for Volta NY 2019 is an expression of Melioli’s current research and includes painting, sculpture and installation. For the first time in USA after a major exhibition in Palladio Basilica, Vicenza, Italy.