Nino Calos

TypeMale
Artist
Associated person(s) Frank Joseph Malina
URLsDocument Biography (fr/en)
Documentation RCM Gallery (fr)
Documentation Restoring Lumino-Kinetic art (en)
Document Pages: 14, ARTISTI STRANIERI NON OPERANTI IN GRUPPO - Nino Calos, 222 (it)


Exhibitions
Solo exhibition2014RCM GalerieParis (FR)
Group exhibition1987Salon des Réalités NouvellesGrand PalaisParis (FR)
Group exhibition1983 - 1984ElectraMusée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de ParisParis (FR)
Group exhibition1970KineticsHayward GalleryLondon, England (UK)
Solo exhibition1969Museé MunicipalLes Sables-d'Olonne (FR)
Group exhibition1967Lumière et MouvementMusée d’Art Moderne de la Ville ParisParis (FR)
Group exhibition1966KunstLichtKunstStedelijk van AbbemuseumEindhoven (NL)
Solo exhibition1966Nino CalosStudio d’Arte Moderna SM 13Rom (IT)
Group exhibition1965Art and MovementTel Aviv Museum, Helena Rubinstein PavillonTel Aviv (IL)
Group exhibition1964International Exhibition of Concrete, Phonetic and Kinetic PoetryUniversity of CambridgeCambridge, England (UK)
Group exhibition196231 Gestalter einer totalen visuellen SyntheseGalerie d'Art ModerneBasel (CH)
Solo exhibition1961Exposition Nino CalosGalerie Pierre BelfondParis (FR)
Solo exhibition1960Nino CalosGalleria del CavallinoVenice (IT)
Group exhibition1957Galerie Iris ClertParis (FR)


Artworks in Collections
RCM GalerieParis (FR)21786


Publications
Monography1977ArtedNino Calos: Itinéraire lumino-cinétiqueGérard Xuriguera978-2850670473Paris (FR) Gérard Xuriguera


Research & teaching


1990
Picture

Died

, Italy

1990
1967
Picture

Exhibitions

Paris, France
Lumière et Mouvement

1967
1966
Picture

Exhibitions

Eindhoven, Netherlands
KunstLichtKunst

1966
1956
Picture

Places of residence

Paris, France

1956
1926
Picture

Born

Messina, Italy

1926
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Picture

Education

Messina, Italy
Doctorate in philosophy

Early on Calos was interested how time prompts physical movement. The foundation of his aesthetic resides in the dynamism of electricity and light, which were used to create an infinite interference and variation of color in constant revolution or scintillating vertical surfaces animated by a micro-motor. The rhythm of these dancing harmonies changed according to the nature of the movement while producing engaging retinal vibrations in a regulated, orderly geometrical ballet. “My brain is partly intuitive, partly mathematical,” said the artist. “It’s an apparent contradiction.” Calos’s work offers its own symbolism through geometrical shapes. The sphere incarnated man -- even the cosmos -- while vertical lines show days or hours, which by consequence placed the being directly in time. “I’m a constructivist,” said Calos. “That means I express myself in a well-ordered construction.

Gérard Xuriguera

http://www.rcmgalerie.com/calos/calos.pdf (20.11.2020)

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Mobile Lumineux 265 photo Mobile Lumineux 265 1969 Nino Calos