Adriano Piu born in Cervignano del Friuli in 1954, lives and works in the Ancient Village of Chiarmacis, municipality of Rivignano-Teor (Udine), Friuli, Italy. From his youth he devoted himself to painting, starting in the 70s with his first private exhibitions and refining its own expressiveness. In the 80s he participates in public exhibitions and showcases in galleries across Italy.
The artistic vein has developed together with Adriano’s youth interest of working with metals. His undoubted excellence in welding technique using a variety of metals, have proven to be invaluable for the implementation of its precious sculptures.
In the nineties, his paintings focus on forms, signs and materials; he also starts to experience sculpture as a different to way to express his intense passion in shaping metallic materials (iron, corten, aluminum, bronze, steel and wood). His first sculptures evolve through a continuous experimentation that leads him to focus on stainless steel sculptures.
ADGallery , Gent (Belgium) has decided to expose these pieces during their Art Fair in Amsterdam and in Waregem (Belgium) in 2016. Highlights for the year 2017 are the Exhibition at the Kunsthalle Messmer Museum in Riegel (Borough of Baden Wurttemberg, Germany) along with Victor Vasarely, Carlos Crus Diez, Regine Schumann, Hans Kotter, Kammerer Luka, Sigfried Kreitner and Ludwig Wilding, and the personal exposition at the Gallery m, which is located inside the Kunstalle Messmer Museum.