De Angelis also spent time with Manlio Sarra, Tina Saletnich, Miro Bonaccorsi, Paolo Ganna, Aurelio Cicolella, Cesar Gala Miranda, painters, Doriana Onorati painter and sculptor, Sigfrido Oliva engraver and painter, Domenico Purificato well-known painter of Roman neorealism, Pericle Fazzini, sculptor, Duccio Trombadori, Franco Miele painter and world-famous critic, Nicola Ciarletta, critic, Maurizio Pizzuto, journalist, and many more. He was also friend of theatre actors, musicians, poets like Iole Chessa Olivares who published poem books and collected paintings and writers such as Enrico Panunzio.
A major role was finally played by his friend Turi Regano, an architect expert on Roman Baroque, who dealt with illustrating the pages of “Italian life-Culture and Science”, a magazine issued by the Ministers’ Committee. Regano, taking De Angelis’ artistic talent in high account, often included his works in various issues of the magazine. The mutual respect and their friendship lasted throughout their lives. Remo De Angelis died in Roma on 9
Focus is on light. Light comes from the matter itself, it is the essential part of his work. The painter believes physical matter contains light. Spaces, contrasts, balance and structures are the traits that make his paintings real, vibrant and at the same time archaic and primitive. Remo De Angelis’ paintings are symphonies spreading around music, rhytm and energy. They remind the viewer of the “futurist dynamism” where colors and light dominate. A deep, sensitive mind emerges from the balance of his works. He preferred to work at night, alone with his thoughts, in a dimension he called “non-time”, where past, present and future are mixed together, at the same time. The same mixture happens while dreaming, when time is perceived in a different way and it may be possible to reach clarity of mind and emotions better than while awake. He dealt with various subjects, mostly connected with nature. Nature is the very subject as De Angelis outlined in an interview for RAI News: “[…]my works describe trees, the wild and uneven nature of my homeland during my childhood and many species of birds. Now there are only neat and cultivated fields, gardens, no more birds. I’m still wandering through nature, talking to trees.[…] (my paintings) are a celebration of nature, a defence of the environment through the soul.” This eclectic artist used different techniques such as watercolours, Indian ink and mostly oil paint. The latter would be squeezed directly onto the canvas so that it would retain its purity and natural light. All his works are the result of hours of hard work spent in his studio which he called his “bottega”.