Prof. E.Solari, Painter, Teacher








This project of Generative Art is underpinned by structured operations that involve the cultural and artistic heritage through a methodology that defines the field of action mainly as a reflection on critical art (but not only). Solari’s works becomes a kind of support to self-consciousness and self-knowledge, but also a tank and a meeting point of the sources on which one can draw. The remark and awareness of living in a reality of contamination cohabit with the idea that many uncertainties still exist in the world and that much has yet to be demonstrated and mastered. 

The artist operates in conditions of ambiguity with clashing energies risking to have his creations swept by several forms of contamination: being aware of this, he draws on symbols, allegories, energies and senses in order to find an Ariadne’s threat, which is the guiding light of his creative genesis.






Solari’s world is complex but can be explained through philosophy, thought, religious faith and through his technical and composition choices. He uses lines of forces, heights and empty spaces and material spot lightings to match opposed or complementary elements (1). His is a sort of creative gnosis whose primary target is the search for centrality. This is not however his ultimate goal, rather an intermediate process that goes through various phases comparable to the Sephiroth of the Kabala tree, from Ketey to Malkut (2), from knowledge of the world to that or the realm of God, from observation to redemption. Mankind must first reach the several intermediate goals in order to attain the final one. Hence the importance that Solari attributes to the process.


Like the Belgian artist Francis Alys, Solari’s projects are actually “urban promenades”, inedited itineraries that turn into surprising journeys of meaning; these are minimal – yet emotional – short stories that bring about marginal aspects removed from daily urban life. Through his studies, the use of senses and intuition and the artist’s creative genius, Solari’s promenades penetrate world history, starting from real hints to reach truths (3), hurriedly occulted in daily life by reason and material needs.


The return of generative values takes place through a flexibly structured journey and a project creatively materialized by means of a free hyperstructure (4) which matches images, people, truths, findings, objects, concepts, sounds, lights, and colors painted by the artist.


The newly created sequence is similar to a path in which elements contaminate reciprocally (5) and dialog with each other building up links and results, operations and effects that stimulate in the observer the need to find a synthesis referable to truths, mysteries, revelations, findings, etc…

This methodology has been inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci and it is comparable to his artistic-creative process based on the art/science dualism. It does not matter if his art works were never terminated and his inventions found no real application at that time, what matters is the generative process of these works and inventions.


The final project:



It is the synthesis of a generative process including the following ten phases:


A) Knowledge

B) Man and his Senses

C) Nature and its Archetypes

D) Quest for Truth

E) Contaminations

F) Creativity

G) Personality and Originality

H) Victory over Contaminations

I) Fruition and Sharing

L) Result and Final Relationships



-Knowledge: search and reading of documents, texts, literary works

-Man and his Senses: use of the 5 senses for a rational and real autonomy of knowledge;

-Nature and its Archetypes: the knowledge of archetypes also allows the acquisition of knowledge which is also functional and symbolic;

-Quest for Truth: allows to locate knowledge on a mystic-theological level and on a philosophical and historical level;

-Contaminations: to allow a complete historicization it is necessary to consider and recognize all historical, political and social contaminations;

-Creativity: the individuation of a journey or creative process allows to codify specific linguistic and technical rules for any undertaken project;

-Personality and Originality: the personal dimension and originally of one’s own linguistic-creative modus constitute an important step for reaching a target;

-Victory over Contaminations: overdo any form of conditioning is a utopian goal but at least partially necessary in order to reach freedom of expression and autonomy of the process.

-Fruition and Sharing: should not be regarded as contamination or limitation of freedom, but as a necessary component for creative and constructive dialogue;

-Result and Final Relationships: it is apparently the least important aspect, instead it is the meaningful synthesis of a process.

















1: The little flight                                                       3: Museum in the bag


2:An effective performance in VILLA OLMO-COMO 1997 Exhibition on the Tree of Life


4: Hyperstructure

 a  b

5: Contamination