(VELINO) Roma, 9 Mar - "Poetry of life in colour. Oils on paperby Luiso Sturla" is the title of an exhibition to be heldbetween Mar. 10 and 27 at the Roma hall of the Italian CulturalInstitute (IIC) of Buenos Aires. Sturla's art is pure poetry.The Institute on its website describes his work as colours thatblend and contrast with elegance and harmony, with strong anddetermined features. The artist's distinctive trait is theability to generate light, which becomes the star, energy, andsource of life. The colours of nature blend with the memoriesof a life dedicated to art. His work contains memories of tripsthrough Europe and South America and the peoples and culturescreated there, without marking boundaries or diversity. Theexhibition, which traces the path of the artist, is one of theinitiatives for the Year of Italy in Latin America. Sturla wasborn in Chiavari in 1930. He studied at the Nicolo' Barabinoart school of Genoa, a student of Libero Verzetti, and at theFaculty of Architecture of Turin. At Chiavari he spent timewith the painters Bartolomeo Sanguineti and Vittorio Ugolini.With them he formed the Gulf Group. He belonged to the ConcreteArt Movement in Milan and then devoted himself to informal art.He travelled to Spain, and in 1959 had a solo show at theGalleria Numero in Florence. He was part of the Numero Galleryin Florence and then lived in New York where he witnessed thebirth of Pop Art. He met Michael Goldberg and Gregory Corso.Obsessed by the constant fires of the East Side he painted 60papers entitled "After the fires American Papers". In 1962 hemoved to Milan and the Olivetti Cultural Centre devoted a majorsolo exhibition to him presented by Marco Valsecchi. In 1972Olivetti Argentina devoted a vast personal exhibition to him atthe Wildenstein Foundation of Buenos Aires. He participated inthe 30th and the 32nd National Biennial of Art in Milan andcurrently lives and works in Milan and Chiavari. Among thevarious awards he has won, in 1981 he was graphic artist of theyear in the Bolaffi catalogue and the Chiavari town councildedicated an anthology to him with an essay by Roberto Sanesi. vel.