SPACE, LIGHT, COLOR
The sunny "Attrazione quadrata bichroma in quadrati bichromi" (1965) takes us to Lago d'Orta in Piedmont, where Antonio Calderara spent his childhood summers and will return to later in his life. This idyllic environment will inspire the artist throughout his entire oeuvre.
His paintings are often small in size, intimate and elegant. They invite the viewer to come closer, so their beauty can be absorbed up close and reflected on. Each figurative element is reduced to color planes and geometric shapes. The idea of simplification has been pushed to its limits in a reasoned but sublime composition. The absence of recognizable patterns gives way to what Calderara calls a "mental space."