Antonio Dalla Valle

He was born in 1939, in Cles, in the Trento region, Italy. Dalla Valle has attended La Manica Lunga – officina creativa at the Fondazione Sospiro (Cremona) since 1997. A slightly disconcerting, almost a shamanic figure, he roams his world leaning on the totem-like walking stick that he has fashioned for himself. On his forearm he sports a collection of watches and other prized possession are carried with him in his bag wherever he goes. Lighetrs, bits of plastic, sticky tape, ribbons, felt tip pens, note pads filled with his writings and other odd objects picked up here and there, all serve as ispiration. This peculiar traveller’s enigmatic creations are sensitive and subjective, as if reminiscent of maps of unknown lands. His work has been shown in several renowned exhibitions in Italy ((“Irregolari”, Palazzo assessorile Cles, 2016) and abroad (Mad musée, Liege, 2006 – “Banditi dell’arte”, Halle Saint Pierre, Paris, 2012) and is safeguard in public (Collection de l’Art Brut di Losanna) and private collections.