“Luckily, there are still artists who listen to themselves looking for ethical as well as aesthetic values."
This short sentence by Renzo Margonari summarizes all the work of Angelo Bordiga who, excluding any compromise, embarked on a profound journey in search of an aesthetic truth without artificiality or commercial contamination.
In the artist's work we can see references to distant masters such as Tiziano, Velasquez, Rembrandt or Goya, Impressionist masters such as Degas and twentieth century influences ranging from Egon Schiele's Expressionism to Giacometti and Bacon, from Sironi to some topics of De Chirico's Metaphysics , Music, Varlin, up to that movement, born around the early sixties in the Milan area, called “Existential Realism”.
The sign is precise, sharp, like a blade that cuts into any type of surface, it can be light like a tissue paper or a mixture of stucco and shapeless glues. From each support a well-defined image is born that clearly summarizes the artist's intent.
The use of continuous experimentation leads him to use a pictorial language of rare quality in the context of the contemporary art scene.
This search for the annihilation of his own "Io Cosciente", in favor of an expressionistic naturalness as free as possible, sometimes disconcerting, leads him to extrapolate his impulses from the depths of the soul, encouraging a creative path that is always poised between reality and unconsciousness. An apparent unconsciousness, resulting from a deep knowledge of the history of art, from the mastery of the technique and from an introspective research that is always vivid, continuously supported by an instinctive sensitivity matured from the earliest experiences of life.
He was born in Bagolino, province of Brescia, in 1963, where he spent his childhood in contact with that strong nature that only the mountains can express and teach.
He completed his first studies in his native country, showing his passion for the arts early, inheriting from his father, guitarist and singer, that sensitivity that will accompany him throughout his journey. From the very beginning, the figure has always been central to the interest of the author who, already in primary school, loved to draw mythological figures or copies of classical statues. He won the first competition in this period with the representation of a Roman centurion, a symbol of strength and power. He falls in love with Michelangelo and all the Renaissance sculptors but, not having the tools to work marble, he is given a box of oil paints with which he discovers his affinity for painting.
Hence the need to learn the pictorial technique and after finishing the lower secondary school he moved to Brescia to study at the Foppa Art School and then at the Savoldo Art Institute where he obtained the diploma of Master of Art. He continues his studies until he reaches the Maturity at the Cantù Institute of Art in the early eighties. In 1984 he enrolled at the Brera Academy in Milan, attending painting courses with Professor Beppe De Valle who left a deep trace in the young painter's soul. He regularly attends courses on the theory of perception, anatomy, the history of theatre and participates in countless study sessions on "life drawing" with the help of models.
He graduated regularly in 1989 and continued his stay in Milan by attending the Fumagalli gallery and all the meeting places of the Milanese artistic circuit. In 1989 he became a member of the art and entertainment cooperative "Security Exit" creating many sets for theatrical performances and organising group exhibitions of young artists. In the meantime he begins to frequent the capital, where he meets the daughter of Luigi Nono, as well as grandson of Arnold Schönberg, Serena Nono with whom he exhibits in some Roman exhibitions. From 1994 to 1996 he worked as a decorator for the Italian Graphic Institute in Milan. From 1998 to 2000 he collaborated on trompe-l'oeil decoration works with the company "Gilmajo" of Brescia. In 2000 he moved to Brescia, where he first found a studio in via Luzzago then in via dello Zoccolo, the current headquarters, starting a partnership, still active, with the important gallery owner Ettore Marchina: "Gare 82". From this moment on, the numerous solo and group exhibitions will multiply, developing the interest of many prestigious galleries such as the "Galleria Vecchiato" in Padua or the "Galleria Mazzoni" in Piacenza. He has participated in exhibitions in prestigious venues such as "Il Vittoriale degli Italiani" in Gardone Riviera, at the Institute of Italian culture in Warsaw, or in Brescia at the "Santi Filippo e Giacomo" hall, at "Cà la Ghironda" in the province of Bologna, at the “Art Moor House” in London, at the Gazzoldo degli Ippoliti museum and many others.
Collettiva a cura della Cooperativa di Arte e Spettacolo "Uscita di sicurezza" di Milano
Collettiva "Temperamenti" a cura della Cooperativa "Uscita di sicurezza"
Collettiva “Autoriflessioni e indagini “ alla galleria d’Arte “Il professionista“, Roma .
Personale “Gli Angeli di Angelo” all’Ambush Club”di Roma
Collettiva Palazzo Valentini , sede della Provincia “Cantieri” Roma.
Collettiva a cura di Antonello Tonelli “Cantine del piccolo” Roma.
Collettiva “Rivolta e creazione” al “Lions Club”, Roma.
Collettiva a cura di Antonello Tonelli al “C.R.A.C.”(centro ricerche artistiche cancelleria) Roma.