Luciana Matalon Foundation is pleased to host the personal exhibition of Augusto Daolio, the historic voice of I Nomadi, from 4 to 14 September. It is certainly not his disappearance, which took place in 1992, to stop his culture, his history and his great talent for art. For the first time his paintings, oils and ink, are exhibited in Milan in an exhibition where they will certainly find a new breath, a new energy. Augusto, known to the general public for his songs that accompanied two generations for almost thirty years, instead reserves the few passions for painting and writing, which were not considered secondary by him, rather a sort of confession of his deeper nature. His "way" of drawing and painting was not a slave to a method, like that of composing. Fantasy guided his hand in search of a surreal and magical world; all that Augusto presented was always and in any case well rooted in nature, mother and handmaid of all things. In fact, from his words we learn: "(...) I design confused landscapes confused in the mind, stolen a little everywhere ... in them hides the man not always visible, but who knows how to mix things, exchange roles, become a horse and a tree, a gesture, a hand, eyes and the infinite sky as theater, as an ideal staging ".
Augusto Daolio was born in 1947 in Novellara (Reggio Emilia). From his adolescence until a few months before his death in October 1992, he sang in the musical group I NOMADI. Unique voice and overflowing personality, in his career Augusto created a style and a way of making a unique show, always interacting with his audience. At the end of the Sixties he plays some unpublished songs by Francesco Guccini. He is also the author of some important musical texts left in history. Daolio's artistic activity is not only expressed in music, but also in his interests in painting, sculpture and poetry. Deeply tied to his land, to his roots, he is nevertheless also a great and insatiable traveler, frequenter of museums, art galleries and archaeological sites, from which he draws inspiration for his artistic breaths. Twenty-seven years after his death, the Nomads and his fans show that they have not forgotten him, still giving him unforgettable memories and tributes.