(1930-1996), Florence, Italy

A member of a family of artisans, Carlesi attended school until 3rd grade. He worked as a laborer, gardener, and painter as an adolescent, until he lost sight in one eye due to an accident. In 1954 he was admitted to the San Salvi psychiatric hospital, and joined the artist collective La Tinaia. From the La Tinaia site: "His works evoke the idea of puzzles that fit together recent and past memories, people and things."

vittorio carlesi
vittorio carlesi