Posts Tagged ‘Alberto Burri’

Kate MccGwire: Glamorous Bait for a Merciless Trap

What sort of cold-blooded beast is this? Measuring ten meters long and towering overhead, a muscled, thick mass covered in iridescent black feathers swirls around itself and then dives into itself. Snaking out of the wall as if from a hell-like sewer, Gyre twists with the writhing energy of a sex-drunk lover. Seductive and nightmarish, intricately beautiful and somehow dangerous, the massive sculpture captures the[…..]

Gunk Fathers

L.A. Expanded: Notes from the West Coast A weekly column by Catherine Wagley Alberto Burri spent life rejecting—rejecting roles, rules, materials, explanations, nationalities, natural trajectories. The Italian artist went to Africa as a doctor in the 1940s, but ended up a prisoner of war in Texas. He abandoned medicine, took up painting, and returned to Rome upon his release,  becoming an Arte Povera practitioner before[…..]