Born in Alessandria, Italy, in 1970, Sergio Gianluca Notti felt, from a young age, the strong appeal of colors, which he considers poetry of a canvas, strength of life; able to create vortices and ties, indefinite forms in an infinite becoming, which turns matter into emotion.
His first son's birth in 2007 lead him to consider certain human qualities and to the belief that painting should not only be a tool to represent nature and the surrounding world, but a strong means of communication. Thus artworks belonging to Conceptual Figurative Abstract and Little Feet (as he called it) artistic expressions were born.
Notti, who holds a degree in Physics, invented 'Physics Art" in 2009, to represent the laws of physics with colors. Through painting, physics then becomes art, especially the art of cause and effect, applied to colors. In addition to Physics Art paintings, as a tribute to colors and physics, he also composed the poem "When color comes to life and becomes strength".
In 2020, Notti further extended the abstract-communicative vision of his production, reinterpreting it through Fluid Art, where, through colors flow (which always remain essential elements of his painting), the Real and the Imaginary interpenetrate becoming a single whole of suggestion and emotion.
In 2021, Notti approaches Pop Art and reinterprets the use of light and the effects that it creates with great charm within his artworks; therefore he exacerbates the use of particular photo-luminescent paints (already used in his Physics Art artworks), to give photo-luminescent effects, with emission of light in the dark, that completely capture the observer’s gaze. He called this new artistic expression Pop and Light.
Selected by critics for his graphics, the synthesis and communicativeness of his work, Notti was featured in the Catalogue of Modern Art 2011 and 2012 and on the Yearbook ARTE 2014 published by the Academy of Santa Sara, whose Critics Prize obtained in 2014.
Sergio Gianluca Notti lives in La Spezia and you can read more details on his practice on his personal website.
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist