“The beginning of Minelli’s production is almoust spontaneous, he is the Steinbech boy who wants to leave a trace of his existence. Not only words, sentences, searched and wanted non-senses, but also drawings, nearly tales. His mark, his word, become an abstract shape. His supports are wooden boards, packing boards, well joined, where the expressionist marks are placed, as knife-cuts. An eye (never lost) at Jean-Michel-Basquiat’s world: skulls, crowns, traces of an inner reality, without the African taste, but with an inexpressed primordial energy. Filippo Minelli writes on his business-card “The idiot son you would like to have”. “

Mauro corradini, Bresciaoggi, 7 June 2007