The Founder of the Neofuturism Movement
Daniel Schinasi   


SCHINASI and Neofuturism               

Daniel Schinasi belong to the original movement originally created in 1970 and named Neofuturism. Perhaps, for better understanding his revolutionary style it would be useful to remember what were the origins of Futurism itself. The Futurism mouvement, born in early 20th century, embraced the concept of breaking away from anachronistic dogmas of the traditional art by glorifying forms of modernity. It was greatly inspired by "The Futurist Manifesto"(F.T. Marinetti ,February 11, 1910) and was known in France as " Apollinaire". The Futurists painters had approached all issues of social life and had chosen to put the emphasis on the movement and the speed in their art. Finding his roots in Futurism, Daniel SCHINASI took his own art to the next level. By comparison, despite the visible dynamism expressed in both styles, Futurism and Neofuturism view the World differently. Indeed, the futuristic modernism was built on uncompromising dogma, machinery and means of transport as a quick myth.  Neofuturism delivers the world where the human being remains intact and can become an essay. 

It promotes the idea that the man, who moves frantically in this society of consumption, can find himself on a slippery slope. Daniel SCHINASI refuses to fall into the futuristic trap of a "progress at all costs".Still claiming his influence of the Italian Renaissance in regards of the composition, SCHINASI departed radically from Futurism that denounced the sterility of earlier cultures.

                       The dark days' Poet  

                      " Preparing better days.

                        The person of all utopias:

                        His feet are here, his eyes are elsewhere.

                        He is in all heads and thoughts.

                        At any time, just like the prophet,

                        He has a shaking torch in his hands,

                        Its light insults or praises you,

                        Shining into the futureā€¦. "

                                            Daniel Schinasi