Federico Chiecchi


Federico Chiecchi exhibited at Galleria Gagliardi in 2006

Federico Chiecchi (1925-2005).

Federico Chiecchi was born in Verona on 12 November 1925. He graduated from the I.T.C. and in 1943 he left the university for the Resistance. In 1955, the year he entered the art factory, he asked himself the classic question: "what is art?". From 1956/57 onwards her research developed unrestrainedly in different directions.On the one hand within the primary concepts of space and time in order to modify the ideas of the picture (painting) which from a single, finished object is transformed into a space-time with multiple psychophysical dimensions.On the other hand, the dogmas and historical closures of the Modern movement, also typical of the 1950s and 1960s, in order to determine their transformation into open and anti-dogmatic thought, i.e. PLURMODERN.This set of concepts and references brought him together in a system of open relations - linked to his personal research needs - which he called: essay of quantum aesthetics (catalogue 1/1960, Galleria Ferrari).Some of the most important writings on his quantum vision of reality are published in the Galleria Ferrari catalogues from 1960 to 1966 (catalogues 1 to 75). ... "Through these catalogues, in Italy (and abroad), the explosive cultural intemperance (due to a psychological charge that is nothing short of prodigious) of Federico Chiecchi became known, an artist on whom one day, out of a debt of honesty, each one of us must sincerely dwell at length, so that his work and his activity may be placed in a light that is not distorted like the present one"... (G.Politi 1964 in "La Fiera Letteraria").In 1968, he entered the world of education, obtaining "for artistic merit" the chair of painting disciplines at the Liceo Artistico in Verona. A beloved job that would accompany him throughout his life.Precursor of the PLURIMI, the artist Baj wrote about him in the essay Chiecchi=Plurimo: "There are two fantastic things in Verona. There is the hotel Due Torri...... there is the Arena and San Zeno etc. etc.. In Verona, above all, there is Chiecchi, the creator of pluralism, an irrepressible writer and theorist, a truly incredible character in today's space-time.......'.After so much work, including works, writings, conferences, personal and collective exhibitions, in 1996 the Galleria d'Arte Moderna di Verona - Palazzo Forti dedicated a personal anthological exhibition to him, which for Federico represented a sort of point of arrival, fully repaying him for some disappointments (i.e. the Chiecchi-Vedova-Argan question regarding plurality and plurimi).

His research undoubtedly garnered less than it deserved, as his biography demonstrates, but his enthusiasm and intellectual honesty/consistency never left him, not even when, worn down by his illness in his own mind, he was able, on seeing one of his paintings, to find the lucidity to say "for me this is a past story, over and done with", were his last words. He died 10 hours later on 26 December 2005.