(Born in 1952 in Samedan)
Coming from a long line of artists, Enrico Giacometti perpetuates an artistic heritage that has its roots in the earliest avant-gardes of the 19th century. Post-impressionism, Cubism, Surrealism, Existentialism are the origins of the cultural philosophy associated to Giacometti’s family for the last two centuries.
Enrico Giacometti has shown a keen sense for creative work since his youth and through his training as a metalworker, came to his great fondness for the artistic processing of steel.
Inspired by his father Balser, who painted watercolours and his ancestors Alberto, Diego and Augusto Giacometti, he produced his first works which were exhibited in the spring of 2014 by the internationally renowned Galerie Andrea Caratsch.
From the depths of Enrico Giacometti’s consciousness emerged abstractions of human figures. Sometimes on the move, rigid and stiff, but usually connected in a tender closeness. The finished work still breathes the dynamics and the energy of the creative process. The aesthetic figures are subject to a mysterious expressive power, created by the exciting interplay between mass and emptiness. Enrico lives and works in Samedan, has a daughter, a son, and 6 grandchildren. For the last 26 years he has been living with his partner, Monique.