The “Nuovo Spazio” Gallery in Udine.

    He also opened a the Nuovo Spazio gallery in Udine, in premises in the city centre, inaugurating it with an exhibition of internationally famous artists, many of whom had worked with him for years. In cooperation with the Mascherini archive, he organised an important review of the works of the long-deceased sculptor. He invited the painter Ferruccio Bortoluzzi to exhibit, who would present his well-known ‘reliefs’ constructed from recycled materials.

    Both galleries continued to hold regular events, with distinctly independent programmes, so that he was forced to travel continually and widely, seeking artists, arranging dates, transportation, catalogues, a time-consuming occupation that took him away from his studio. In spite of this, he managed to reconcile the two vocations, creating art and making known the art of those he admired because he felt an ideal affinity. His pictorial research was in the meantime moving towards a composed experimentation of formal methods and instrumental techniques, with the aim of strengthening the spatial configurations of his luminous chromatism. He made use of glassy materials in a research from the Murano glassmakers, inserting them into the variegated grounds of the pictures, attaining further effects of iridescent transparencies, unexpected reflections, often enclosing the painting in a plexiglass case, in order to transform his paintings in a sort of sculpture.

    These works would meet with considerable success at the exhibition he held in April 2003 at the Artis gallery in Paris and a few months later at the Sauveur Bismuth gallery, also in the French capital.

    The anthology organised by the municipal authorities of Mariano would encounter similar praise from critics and the public; it was divided into two sections, one for the historical part presented in the Town Hall council chamber and the other, relating to the works with Murano glass, in the civic library. Nowadays, his works are requested by public institutes and foreign collections, presented in international art fairs, shown on websites and in the specialised press, both Italian and international.

    He continues with his ‘spatialist’ research, at the same time investigating an original procedure combining elegant, exquisitely pictorial elements and objects in various materials, between bidimensonality and tridimensionality, with expressive solutions of vivid plasticity, evoking imaginary cosmological scenarios. In Lugano he had a personal exhibition at Rinaldo Invernizzi’s.

    In 2005 he attained great success in Spain with exhibitions of his latest pictorial experiences, in the halls of the companies Dates SL and Faconauto in Madrid and with a presentation during an official ceremony at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. These initiatives were sponsored by Mitsubishi Motors España

    He took part in a literary competition organised by the Telecom Future Center in Venice, reaching one of the first places. But painting has once again become his main activity, the daily challenge in which he measures his human and creative aspirations.