Fabriano (Ancona), 1929
In his early years his works featured non-art materials (plywood, Masonite, Cellotex, sawdust, ash and lime, etc.), which in 1958-59, after his move to Rome, he substituted with cement. In 1962, together with Biggi, Carrino, Frascà, Pace and Santoro he founded the “Gruppo Uno”, and was part of that until 1967. His crude structures Cementarmati [Reinforced concrete], and Ferrocementi [Ferroconcretes] are followed by Strutture+Ombre [Structures+Shadows] in the 1970’s, where the two-dimensional nature of the work visually delineates its volume.