Meloniski da Villacidro

Meloniski was born in Villacidro, Sardinia, in 1943. Painter, sculptor and ceramist, his peculiarity lies in the experimentation of various techniques and the use of different materials. His works are characterized by a dreamlike and fantasy dimension: subtle figurines float in dreamy atmospheres and nocturnal skies, in which stars glisten.

The bright tones and the love of the natural beauty of his native land return to his works.

Completely self-taught, he travelled all over Europe and settled primarily in Paris and then in Milan. In the French capital he studied the great masterpieces of art history, visited the great museums and encountered modern and contemporary art.

Meloniski is always looking for the truth; his works, on first impression appear to be a fairy tale, but instead great metaphors link to man and his distancing from nature. His passion for flying is prominent in his famous retouché, in which even fish and ships sail magical through the night skies.



(..) What does science have to do with art? It so happens that art, cinema, poetry and all the manifestations of the human intel!ect are rooted in the same form of living matters scientists are made of, and that I have known during my long experience of Quasimodo, during when I was a kid, an assistant in Rome, also with Federico Fellini and when I became a professor at the University of Bologna. I was able to discuss with them the non-rational components of our existence.

( .. ) How can an artist paint what we can admire.? What does Meloniski feel when he paints these messages of pure creative fantasy? Contrary to what was thought only a few years ago, the link between art and science is very deep: in fact, Meloniski seeks to bring out the universe that is insrde each of us.

I in vite you to reflect.

Man is fascinated by the universe that surrounds him; the spectacle of a starry night speaks far itself, it does not need any equation. Just by studying the sky above, these real universes, are not science-fiction but rigorously Galilean, we have arrived at the most powerful synthesis of all time.

(..) One of the most important conclusions of science today is the understanding that the great synthesis of what we are witnessing does not come from the observation of the outer sky, but of what we feel inside.

That's why I like art. not just because Meloniski and I are friends.

lt is beyond doubt that when an artist creates a painting or a sculpture, he expresses something that perhaps even he himself cannot imagine.

De Chirico painted "Nostalgia of the lnfinite '; yet it took more than a hundred years to demonstrate the existence of infinity in a logical way.

( .. ) Euclidean geometry is based on five axioms, on rules, from which the most famous theorem of the world originates: the Pythagorean theorem. However, it would be enough to remove one of those five axioms to dismiss Pythagoras's theorem. Logic therefore presupposes rigor and non-contradction. This unity between art, logic, mathematics and Galilean science can be traced back to an extremely simple theory; where we come from and where we are going. These questions are answered by the three pillars and the three fundamental laws of nature. With this, I leave you to reflect on the beauty of this great artist's work.

text adapted from the intervention of prof. Zìchichì, held on the occasion of Meloniski's personal exhibition.


1982 - Genova Galleria d’arte La Contemporanea

1987 - Roma Galleria d’arte Pezzi

1993 - Catania Galleria d’arte Lemonade

1994 - Tirrenia (PI) Galleria d’arte Continental 

1997 - Catania Accademia Federiciana

2002 - Catania Gallerie d’arte Calcagno

2003 - Toulouse (Francia) Galerie Alain Daudet

             Pescocostanzo (AQ) Galleria d’arte Mediart

2005 - Catanzaro Galleria d’arte Verduci

             Pescara “Rosso Jazz” Teatro D’Annunzio

             Torino Galleria d’arte Artincontri

2006 - Cosenza Galleria d’arte Dora Marano

             Ascona (Svizzera) Galleria d’ArteCon

2007 - Monte S.Giusto (MC) Palazzo Bonafede

2008 - Crotone Galleria d’arte Marano

            Capo D’Orlando (ME) Galleria Agatirio

            Palermo Palazzo Asmundo

2009 - Manfredonia Galleria d’arte Piazza grande

            Pescara Galleria d’arte Manthonè

2010 - Potenza Galleria d’arte IdeArte

            Capua Museo d’Arte Contemporanea

2011 - Acri (CS) Museo Maca

            Francavilla Fontana (BR) Galleria Picardi

2012 - Altomonte    (CS) Museo Civico

2014 – Ravello Petit Prince Art Gallery

2015 – Bergamo Wunderkammer Art Gallery

2017 – Amalfi Sale Museali Arsenali

2018 – Ravello Petit Prince Art Gallery

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