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Gianfranco Quarti G.de Perla - gfq - was born in Italy in 1951. 
He graduated in Milan in 1976 with a degree in Architecture and was also awarded a degree in Town-Planning, Landscape Planning, Historical Architectural Heritage Conservation and Ergonomics. He subsequently furthered his studies in Town-Planning, Sociology, Philosophy, Maths, and the Economics of Sustainable Systems.
He continued his professional training by gaining international experience while working in Europe, Japan and  Brazil. In Japan in the Seventies he furthered his studies on Metabolism,  sharing the visionary and pragmatic ideals and philosophy inspired by the biological systems found in nature.
During the years in which he was first setting out on his career, GFQ furthered his studies in Sociology, Psychoanalysis, Economics, and Maths, undertaking in particular an analysis of the works of Hegel, Schopenhauer, Kant, Freud, Jung and Baumann. Fascinated by the complexity of society and the human mind, as well as architecture, Gianfranco began to approach artistic creation, considering it a tangible synthesis of man and community.  
During his university studies and in the following years Gianfranco met On Kawara, Dan Flavin, Sol LeWitt, Donald Judd, J. Chamberlain and various art experts of great human and cultural worth as Leo Castelli. 
gfq chose to apply his urban architectural way of thinking mainly to the real, social and financial world, with the aim of attaining result-oriented economic growth. At the same time he devoted himself to artistic creation without imposing any  limits or schemes and above all, free from the financial and relational needs governing the Art market. In this way gfq was able to realize his artistic leaning with an intensive production of artworks, experimenting new forms and materials, for example in those works which are not confined within a precise space, but break through their boundaries to occupy the surrounding space.
As an art lover, year after year he indulged in his passion for collecting ancient, modern and contemporary artworks, which were to be the mainstay of the Pearl Art Foundation collection, a project still in progress and to which he is currently devoted 
Although his decision to dedicate himself mainly to architecture reflects his choice to be involved with interventions on the local territory, Art – intended as an act of reflection and which today is a free expression of social, political and cultural issues – should be allowed to grow autonomously and without limits. Generally there is no clear demarcation between his activities as Urban Architect, his school of thought and his artistic creation.
Art and Architecture represent two different ways of applying his school of thought and elaborating themes linked to the social, economic and cultural aspects of our times.
In the early 1970s gfq placed 44 works at random in streets and along riverbanks in various cities in Europe. The idea of “scattering” his artworks randomly was a provocation, an exasperation of his way of thinking, besides being a sort of appropriation of space based on his own past life experience. The physical space of the city became the territory in which to intervene, through both  his architectural mindset and his artistic creation.
His many travels to Brazil in the 1980s and direct contact with local realities, gave gfq the opportunity to examine the contradictions of society and to theorize on prospective new visions, architectural solutions and artistic reveries.
During part of the Nineties gfq resided in London and experienced the cultural and artistic environment of that time, intrigued by exhibitions such as Sensation livepage.apple.com and the later works of Young British Artists.
Art and architecture have always been the fields in which imaginative visions and concrete utopias can be applied.

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