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Bianco began his research into Elementary Art in 1969–1970. In these ‘Elementary’ works, pictorial media are progressively reduced in favour of representations inspired by childhood drawings and books, distinguished by a flatness of surfaces and, often, simplified grids. But ‘elementary’ art is ‘far form being a divertissement, a joke, or entertainment art” (A. Altamira 1980). On the contrary, it is a reflection on the limits – similar to those presented by the squared paper used by Italian children for drawing - and on the restrictions which society imposes on people’s creativity: “In art, as well in everything, there is a large restriction of freedom. I have been working on this for ten years. How can you survive by respecting your own creativity?” (Remo Bianco 1980).