Alberto Biasi (Padova, 1937), among the founders and main characters of the important Italian post-war artistic group, the Padua-based "Gruppo Enne", is one of the most famous European optic-kinetic artist. Fully involved in the ferment of those innovative years, he joined the "Nuove Tendenze" movement in 1961 and took part in the founding of the "Arte Programmata" movement in 1962 together with the rest of the Group N, Bruno Munari, Enzo Mari and the Group T.
Biasi based his own art on new canons in those early years. Interaction between the viewer and the work became an indispensable cornerstone and movement – in the passive sense of virtual motion, the appearance of movement – led the artist to address the problems of kinetics and the associated investigation of visual perception and the individual reaction to luminous stimuli. The Group N had broken up in the meantime, thus marking the end of a collective approach adopted as a result of strong political and ideological commitment (exemplified by the fact that Biasi described himself during this period as an “artistic operator”, thus stressing the social aspect of this activity). He continued on a solo basis developing themes that have been his “happy obsession” ever since.