Max Kuatty (Mantova, IT, 1930 – Milan, IT, 2011)
Max Kuatty was an Italian artist, painter and sculptor. His first artistic experience initiated in Paris and Milan, where he started his studies at the Academy of Brera under Patella, Gadaldi and Moro. He moved to Paris in the 1956, where he directly met the protagonists of the art scene, such as Jackson Pollock, Alberto Burri, Antoni Tàpies and Serge Poliakoff. Thus follows a long experience of Informal Art up to the late 1970s, where his abstract paintings refer to the observation of nature, its forms and its colors. A decisive moment in Kuatty’s artist career is represented by the encounter with the French critic Pierre Restany, who will accompany most of his artistic existence as a sort of alter ego or “catalyst” that can focus and crystallize the deepest insights. In August 1978, Pierre Restany created the “Manifeste du Rio Negro du naturalisme intégral” together with Kuatty.