Critical texts

Renata Casarin

Although the first cycle of Billoni's activity starts from nature and the human figure, it interprets with a dry sign saying the symbolic universe man is plunged in.


Rebecca Delmenico


To describe Billoni's art as mimetic or simply try to root it in well-known expressive trends, would prove most superficial.
Conceptual, philophical as well as aesthetic studies merge in the artist's work. An all personal, genuine research for a process that took over two decades.


M. Roberta Cappellini

Billoni's painting: the dream of the soul

The dreamlike ambiance of Billoni's metaphysical trilogy represent an intriguing anabasis-catabis process; terms of reciprocity, an unbroken circular flow of profound expressive unity. Inhaling and exhaling, expansion and contraction, a two-phase motion in one all-encompassing cosmic pulsation unity.


Claudio Rizzi

Seeking the cause of things

Benvenuto Guerra finds the Mantuan painter has " an approach to art conceived as an epiphany, or better, an unveiling moment. " A significant prelude to further understand Giuseppe Billoni's art work. Unveiling as a process means to ritually remove the veil that conceils an all so evasive truth , therefore going beyond deceptive aspects of things so to gain a moment of insight.


Benvenuto Guerra

Giuseppe Billoni does not consider the idea and the practice of a mimetic or purely decorative painting as his own and chooses a conception of art meant as revelation, or more precisely, as a disclosure.To disclose is ritually moving the veils that hide a hidden and elusive truth, penetrate beyond the phenomenical aspect, not pausing at the illusory apparence of things, assuming the sight of depth.


Arnaldo Maravelli

Billoni feels the need of nourishing his artistic experience with a deep knowledge of the inheritance of the past. On this way he espresses present-day existential problems with traditional means and quotations, which he takes, models and contextualises showing an extraordinary inventiveness.