Enrico Castellani



Enrico Castellani (4 August 1930 – 1 December 2017) was an Italian artist. He studied at the Ecole Nationale Superieure in Belgium, then settled in Milan. Castellani is known for his “paintings of light”, made by fastening canvas over protruding nailheads. This technique creates variations in light and shades across the canvas and it’s central throughout Castellani’s carrer as he experimented using different materials and colours. He represented Italy at the Venice Biennale in 1964, 1966, and 1984. Castellani’s works has been exhibited at institutions including the MoMa, the Guggenheim Museum, the Centre Pomipidou and the Fondazione Prada.