Vincenzo Cecchini was born in 1934 in Cattolica, in the province of Rimini, where he lives and works. He debuted in 1955 at the Scipione Prize in Macerata where he proposed a white surface on which he traced a horizontal and a vertical mark to divide the canvas. Two years later he had his first solo show at the Galleria Numero in Florence. At the beginning of the Sixties, he moved to Milan and later to Rome where continuing the experimentation on materials that will remain a constant throughout his research, he frequented artists and writers. In 1967 he exhibited in Rome alongside Claudio Verna and Carmengloria Morales, and in 1972, with Paolo Cotani. At the beginning of the Seventies, a strong interest in the photographic technique applied to painting prevailed. In 1973 invited by Giorgio Cortenova to participate in the exhibition “A possible future. New painting“, he exhibited a graphite work referring to the concept of the frame. In 1976 he took part in “Concerning Painting“, the traveling exhibition among Dutch museums, and in 1977 in “Bilder Ohne Bilder” at the Rheinische Landesmuseum in Bonn, placing him within the realm of Analytical Painting. In the same year, he exhibited at Studio Marconi in Milan in the collective show “A photo Photography as a surface” alongside Vincenzo Agnetti, Giulio Paolini, and Gianfranco Zappettini. Three years later he was invited to the exhibition “Lines of artistic research in Italy” at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome. In the Eighties, he participated in several exhibitions and continued to paint developing the same issues of the Sixties and Seventies reinterpreting them in the light of a new sensitivity. The painting and photography find a strong connection in his latest works, in the series “Polvere del colore” and “Fototracce” ranging from 2012 to today.