SAVERIO RAMPIN

Stra, 1930 - Venice, 1992



Saverio Rampin (Stra, 1930 - Venice, 1992) lived in Venice.

Trained at the Academy of Fine Arts of  Venice, in the two-year period 1948-49, he soon became noticed in the artistic environment of the area, and since 1948 he has participated to the collective exhibitions of Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation.

In 1950, at the age of only twenty, he exhibited at the Venice Biennale.

Today he is considered one of the greatest exponents of Venetian spatialism, although Rampin never wanted to sign the manifesto.

In the 1950s, the artist developed a painting characterized by a strong expressive value and distanced himself from the initial experiences of a cubo-futurist matrix. In this period, the turn towards bright colors, spread with impetuous brushstrokes, is confirmed as a recognizable figure, attesting to a decisive gestural abstractionism with the extensive series of Moments (1955-1957).

The meeting with Guidi at the end of the decade led the artist to change his expressive language, now oriented to welcome new solutions. In fact, at the end of the Fifties, Rampin matured an important evolution and began to concentrate his research on the vibrating possibilities of color, calmly applied in geometric compositions; the bright colors will be replaced by delicate colors and the previous expressive impetus leaves room for a more lyrical and interior-oriented painting.

The Michela Rizzo Gallery has collaborated with the Rampin Archive since 2016, and has presented the artist's work in various group exhibitions and fairs; in 2019 is his first solo show organized in the spaces of the former brewery on Giudecca, entitled I thought the color, I looked at the sun, curated by Davide Ferri.