Since the mid-1970s, Garutti has been exploring how artworks can initiate contact and change. In the run-up to his first public commission in 1994, he argued that greater attention must be paid to the social responsibility that should underpin all artistic decisions. He adopts a critical attitude towards the art system and continues to look for the aesthetic form that expresses his radical artistic position as clearly as possible. He seems to get closest to this in his works for public spaces, which encourage encounters between artist, artwork and viewer. In addition, Garutti tends to take private aspects of his personal daily surroundings and make them public.
year and place of birth: 1948, Galbiate, Italy
whereabouts: Milan, Italy