ENRICO BAY

ENRICO BAY - Biography

ENRICO BAJ ATTENDED THE BRERA ACADEMY AND IN 1951 FOUND THE NUCLEAR ART MOVEMENT WITH SERGIO DANGELO. ESTABLISH RELATIONSHIPS WITH FOREIGN ARTISTS SUCH AS JORN, JAGUER, KLEIN AND WITH THE ARTISTS OF THE "MANIFESTE DE NAPLES" OF 1959, PROMOTES THE FORMATION OF THE ARTISTIC AVANT-GARDE IN SOUTHERN ITALY.
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FIFTIES ABANDON THE INFORMAL LANGUAGE TO ADOPT THE DADAIST DERIVATION TECHNIQUE OF THE POLYMATERIC COLLAGE, USING WITH DESACRATORY INTENT OBJECTS AND WASTE OF EVERYDAY LIFE. ESTABLISHES CONTACTS WITH THE FRENCH NOUVEAUX RÉALISTES AND WITH DUCHAMP, BRETON AND ERNST, WHO PUSH HIM TO A REDISCOVERY OF SURREALISM.
IN 1962 HE FOUNDED THE MILANESE PATAPHYSICAL INSTITUTE AND IN THE FOLLOWING YEARS STRENGTHENS BOTH THE POLEMIC COMMITMENT AND THE TECHNICAL AND ICONOGRAPHIC COMPLEXITY OF HIS WORKS. DIE IN HIS HOME IN VERGIATE IN 2003.