Lucio FONTANA

Born in 1899 in Rosario, Argentina to an Italian father and sculptor, Lucio Fontana would spend the major part of his life in Milan, Italy. In the 1930’s, he was one of the first Italian based artists to explore abstraction. After a period living in Argentina during the Second World War, the artist returned to Milan in 1947 and created the Spatial Art movement. In this movement, works were produced in relation to their surroundings and by dominating space. The artist spirit is incarnated in his works, especially in his torn canvases, produced for the first time in 1949. These were the first Concetti Spaziali (Spatial Concepts), slashed tableaus on which various materials and colours combined. Following a retrospective at the Venice Biennial in 1958, he began a series of perforated canvases, his Tagli, and thus became a reference for artists of the 1960s.
  • Masters Unveiled

    Masters Unveiled

    Zurich

    June 08, 2018 - June 30, 2018

  • Mauro Corda / Umberto Mariani & Italian Monochromes

    Mauro Corda / Umberto Mariani & Italian Monochromes

    Paris

    March 17, 2017 - April 06, 2017

  • Monochromaniac

    Monochromaniac

    New York

    November 18, 2016 - December 03, 2016

  • New Realities in the 20th and 21st century

    New Realities in the 20th and 21st century

    Hong Kong

    March 12, 2015 - April 18, 2015

  • MONOCHROMANIAC

    MONOCHROMANIAC

    Geneva

    October 02, 2014 - October 18, 2014

  • Monochromes italiens

    Monochromes italiens

    Monaco

    June 27, 2014 - July 09, 2014

  • In Black & White

    In Black & White

    Geneva

    December 06, 2013 - December 21, 2013