Paintings and drawings expressing the deep reality of myth and science.
“The waves of the possible crash on the shores of the now.”
The arts, along with science, have always been a strong interest in Biagi’s life. He began studying drawing, painting and dancing when he was a graduate student in physics in the late 1960’s. After completing his doctorate at the University of Colorado, he taught Math and Physics at a number of universities and colleges.
To prepare for teaching courses to liberal arts students relating art and contemporary physics, he also studied at New York University in the humanities. NYU offered a study abroad program in Paris, Taiwan and Japan where he gained a background in Western and Oriental art. Also being in academia gave him the opportunity to take drawing and painting courses and so continue his studio art education. He pursued his interest in art while teaching for over forty-five years. At this time his main influences were Pollack, Rothko, Diebenkorn and other abstract expressionists. During this time, he began developing and teaching courses such as Deep Reality: Art, Physics and the Unseeable and Space-Time: Art and Science.
Towards the end of his teaching career Biagi began showing his work. After taking an early retirement to paint and draw, he continued his studies at The Santa Fe Community College and then went on to complete a Post Baccalaureate program at The Maryland Institute College of Art. He has been represented by both Vivo Contemporary and Reflection galleries.
Biagi has been interested in using a variety of methods for applying his paint in the desire to develop surfaces that act as visual metaphors for the processes of contemporary physics. His paintings are built of transparent layers of acrylic glazes hinting at a world of waves and vibrations that lies beneath this reality. Besides the brush, he uses many different ways of applying the paint: pouring, troweling, spraying etc. This creates in our consciousness an experience of a cosmos where all occurs simultaneously and is intimately entangled. Ultimately, Biagi yearns to create images that he has a deep longing to see.