The realm of creativity is the realm of all things - all things, that is, regarded in ways they have not been thought of before Peter Frank, Italian Cultural Institute Los Angeles
Emilio Cavallini was born in San Miniato, Pisa in 1945. In the mid-sixties he dedicated himself to his greatest passions: fashion and art, and his work emerged in an innovative and original way.
In the late sixties he went to London and collaborated with Mary Quant on her stocking collections. Emilio Cavallini reinvented the idea of pantyhose, drawing his inspiration from contemporary art, and stockings became an elegant accessory that redefined woman.
Emilio Cavallini’s designer career lead him to navigate artistic circles, especially in the United States. While he gained notoriety as a designer in the fashion world, he started to create important artworks to fulfill his own personal interests. A few years ago, in 2010, he decided to devote himself exclusively to his art and to make it public.
Emilio Cavallini uses unconventional materials for his art, materials borrowed from the fashion world: nylon yarns, printed fabrics, his own tights, yarn’s reels etc. His artistic research is founded on geometry and mathematics: dots, lines, squares, triangles, circles are settled in a 3D environment. Everything follows combinatorial principles, permutations, growth algorithms and the most recent mathematical-geometrical theories, as you can see from his artworks titles.
Emilio Cavallini’s artistic path follows important art movements of the second half of the 1900’s from the Kinetic Art to the Generative Art.
Some of the artist’s exhibitions
Trinneale of Milan, Milan, Italy
Rosai Ugolini Modern - New York, United States
Opera Gallery - Paris, France
Valmore studio d’arte- Vicenza, Italy
GR Gallery - New York, United States
The Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles - Los Angeles, United States
Castello di Belgioioso - Pavia, Italy
Galleria Novecento di Palazzo Sarcinelli - Conegliano, Italy
GR Gallery 255 Bowery - New York, United States
I A & A at Hillyer - Washington, United States
Italian Culture Institute - Washington, United States
Interface HUB/ART – Milan, Italy
Nexxt- Los Angeles, United State
Miart Gallery -St. James's, London , UK
Musei Civici - San Miniato, Italy
Emilio Cavallini artistic path was outlined in the book “Magnificent Obsession” curated by Benedetta Barzini, published by Skira.
Rosai Ugolini modern
48 Orchard Street - 10002 New York
255 Bowery - 10002 New York
The arithmetic rigor and Geometric harmony are my main sources of inspiration, the collections have their names in admiration and trust in mathematical concepts and procedures