Posts Tagged ‘Lucio Fontana’

Agostino Bonalumi: The Glass of Shadows

When Lucio Fontana published his Spazialismo series in the 1940s, a fundamental reiteration of this theory was that matter should be transformed into energy to invade space in a dynamic form. In essence, only the conceptually abstract offered the freedom within linear space to explore ideas about movement and time in art. Fontana’s slash series went on to demonstrate this idea, where linear slashes and[.....]

Chris McCaw-Ride Into the Sun

Chris McCaw. "Sunburned GSP#420 (Arctic Circle, Alaska)," 2010. 12 x 20 inches. Unique gelatin silver paper negative. Courtesy of the Artist and Stephen Wirtz Gallery.

In the 1960s, the Italian artist Lucio Fontana created Concetto Spaziale, a series of paintings that challenged established notions of the pictorial plane by slashing and poking holes in the canvas. Fontana explained, “I make a hole in a canvas in order to leave behind the old pictorial formulae, the painting and the traditional view of art, and I escape, symbolically, but also materially, from[.....]