Alberto Sughi was born in Cesena in 1928
but has been living in Rome for some time.
Considered to be one of the maior Italian
artists of the generation that appeared
at the beginning of the Fifties, Sughi
was the leading exponent of this figurative
pictorial era in which "Existential
Realism" was spoken about.
His work quickly attracted the attention
of art critics, causing a significant
convergence of eminent scholars and essayists,
even though of diverse orientations, and
was presented in the most important collections
of Contemporary Art, from the Rome Quadriennale
to the Venice Biennale, as well as in
many other exhibitions, showing to other
countries abroad what was happening in
Italian Art from the Sixties until now.
His search has proceeded, in a fairly
constant manner, towards thematic cycles
which have the feeling of cinematic sequences:
from 1970-73 there were the so-called
"green pictures", dedicated
to the relationship between Man and Nature;
from 1975-76 there was the cycle "The
Supper"; the twenty paintings and
the fifteen studies of Imagination and
Memories of the Family" belong to
the beginning of the Eighties; the series
"Evening or Reflection" which
represents the reflection of the artist
concerning his role and the value of existence
in the context of the contemporary world
dates from 1985. At the beginning of the
Nineties another cycle was given the significant
title "Going whither?" "Night-time"
("Notturno") is his latest work.