Prospero Rasulo
PROSPERO RASULO
 
Prospero Rasulo
Prospero Rasulo was born in 1953 at Stigliano di Matera in Italy, and showed an early inclination towards the 'Plastic' arts. Feeling strongly about his artistic gifts, he moved to Milan, noted as a city of opportunities, where he graduated from the Accademia di Belle Arti. In 1980 he opened a studio dedicated to painting, sculpture and stage design, giving shape to his ideals. His collaboration with Studio Alchimia and Alessandro Mendini allowed him a share in the research for 'Redesign' and 'Oggetto banale'. At the same time, together with 'Studio Occhiomagico' he worked on the immaginative stage design for videos, photos and exhibitions. 1979 saw him participating at the 'Triennale di Milano', and a year later at "Banal Design" at the Forum at Linz. 1982 he was at "Conseguenze Impreviste" at Prato. His works have been published in various editions of "Abitare il Tempo", and exhibited at various exhibitions and the "Fiera del Mobile" in Paris, promoted by Assarredo and ICE. With Gianni Veneziano he founded in 1987 Oxido, a gallery of design, art and architecture; a space to exhibit purpose and innovation in art and design, to creatively connect with the vitality of production. Oxido, conceived as works of art for living, subsequently bacame a trade mark for a collection of furniture and objects of art, called Oxido Zoo. The strong "Plastic" theme of Prospero Rasulo and his wish to give a third dimension to his works, never flat but intentionally voluminous, took him to design furniture, objects of art, rags and carpets, first for personal and artistic use, then for limited production. He has since worked with many firms, Foccarini, Masterfly, Poltronova, Metals, Sisal, Gervasoni and B.R.F. among others. Rasulo can also happily express himself in sculpture and one-off pieces offered by Yves Gastou of Paris, the "Colombari Gallery" in Milan and other art and design galleries. In his jewellery designs for Argentovivo, he has tried to bring his original style into creating pieces capable of being exceptional feminine ornaments.