He felt the need to return to confronting his public and therefore began once again to exhibit his work. He accepted the proposal of his gallery-owner friend, Paolo Barozzi, secretary and faithful biographer of Peggy Guggenheim, who often opened his home in Milano to present the exhibition of an artist who, in his opinion, was worthy of note, presenting him to the many cultured and demanding guests. Chinese prepared the exhibition with care and sent a selection of works from his most recent production, however he did not neglect his own gallery in Mestre, where he exhibited – amongst others – the pop art by Mimmo Rotella, his famous ‘decollages’.
At his home in Mariano he organised a sort of crowded futurist evening, inviting Crali to declaim texts by the poets of the movement and where his daughter, Dunia, a classical ballet dancer, performed a creative ballet to the music of Duke Ellington. It was to be the start of a series of events that he would ever more frequently organise, in the summer, in the garden of the villa, followed by friends and enthusiasts from various Italian regions. Important collectors showed an interest in his paintings and, in 1994, the township of San Giovanni al Natisone dedicated him an exhibition, held in the sumptuous Villa de Brandis and accompanied by a programme of concerts by renowned ensembles and soloists.
Between 1994 and 1995 he composed a cycle of paintings on the theme of ‘anthromorphous trees’, a theme through which he intended to symbolise the disharmony between nature and man, but also the existential solitude of one who suffers the disquiet of modern society, closed in its egoisms and condemned to forms of struggle increasingly unbearable for the weak, who are overcome by the opposing forces. Yet he also expresses the impulse to move upwards, to ascend towards the pinnacles of spiritual plentitude.
He exhibited in Venice at the Palazzo delle Prigioni Vecchie [the historical prisons].These are new pictorial cycles, where the compositive thread already seems structured in the neat geometric plugs of chromatic variations, in the tension of reconstructing a new architecture from space.
During his assiduous, although solitary, pilgrimages into the Friuli countryside, he discovered, in a hamlet near Taipana, the ruins of an old mill, fascinated by the still uncontaminated natural setting, the evocative beauty of the area on the banks of the river Cornappo, brimming with trout and freshwater prawns, close to a tumbling waterfall, he fell in love with the place and decided to buy and restore it .
When the lengthy restoration work was finished, the mill appeared to be the ideal place to welcome cultural events, so he organised a series of meetings with artists, writers and musicians, inviting them to take part in regular events, associating concerts and open-air sculpture exhibitions, presentations of books and debates on current affairs.
In 1986 he held a personal exhibition at the magnificent Villa Pisani di Stra, a jewel of classic Venetian architecture and the following year he was invited by the municipal authorities of Pordenone to exhibit in the no less renowned Villa Galvani. In June, at his gallery in Mestre, he presented the historical Venitian Spatialism Movement. He cooperated in the activities of a new artistic current called “Hyperspatialism”, a trend with which he felt a bond both on the theoretical plane and in the effective stylistic correspondence.
In 1998 he prepared an exhibition of his paintings for the Centro Friuliano Arti Plastiche [Friulian centre of plastic arts], in Udine,composed of about seventy works on the theme of ‘trees’ and ‘cathedrals’ exemplifying his research from recent years. He also held a personal exhibition at the San Giusto Castle in Trieste, a cycle of works based on expressive freedom that combined figurative and abstract elements, in the key of a visionary symbolism.
The following year he exhibited at the Isontina state library in Gorizia and was invited to the exhibition sponsored by the Italian state railways for the millennium celebrations, held at Villa Ca’ Zenobio, near Treviso.