Alberto Argenton was born in Asmara, Eritrea, in 1944, where he lived just for three years. He spent his childhood in Friuli (Italy) and adolescence in Mogadishu, Somalia. He graduated in Philosophy at University...
Below you can find:
a short Biographical sketch of my graphic-pictorial activity;
an essay I wrote on the occasion of the presentation of my art-work in an Architecture journal: Alberto Argenton (1990), Theme and Variations, Anfione e Zeto, 4-5, 246-250;
a critical essay: Caterina Limentani Virdis (1990), Alberto Argenton: The topography of opposites, Anfione e Zeto, 4-5, 252-253.
There is a limit that separates true artistic work from the creation of merely functional forms. Both are a result of manual work and belong to the sphere of creativity in general, but within this sphere, certain distinctions should be drawn between what is creation and aesthetic reception, and what belongs to the sphere of experience …
How do my pictures, my works, come about?