Salvatore Scarpitta • Joseph Beuys. Icon for a transit
As for Joseph Beuys, so for Salvatore Scarpitta their own biography has been very important in their artistic research, especially because of the experience of the Second World War that dramatically affected them, even if on opposing sides.
As for Joseph Beuys (Krefeld, 1921 - Düsseldorf, 1986) so for Salvatore Scarpitta (New York, 1919-2007) their own biography has been very important in their artistic research, especially because of the experience of the Second World War that dramatically affected them, even if on opposing sides. Both artists, so energetic and multidisciplinary, mixed art with life in an attempt to change society, trying to go through the artistic inspiration beyond the material, into a world of high spiritual values. They also have in common the love of nature, the use of organic materials in their work (grease, wood, earth, pieces of felt, cotton bands), but above all the creative energy and the certainty that artistic experiences can improve human life. Beuys and Scarpitta with teaching, performances, installations and commitment to the defense of the environment and nature, designed a strongly connection between art and life, creating an anthropological and social art. The two free-spirited and unconventional artists brought art out of the galleries and museums, to place it in the middle of the nature, in a distant island, in a city park in a garage workshop, on a racetrack where people could interact and be involved with the new energy they created.