Giorgio GriffaMerveilles de l'inconnu
Pier Vittorio Aureli’s selection for his storefront.
A small catalogue of a recent exhibition of one of the best Italian artists of the last fifty years. Griffa’s work has the merit to have kept painting alive during its darkest moments, like the 1980s and 1990s.
“Wonders of the Unknown is an invitation to discover the painted and drawn work of the Italian artist Giorgio Griffa, still largely unknown outside Italy.
Close to Arte Povera, BMPT and Supports/Surfaces with whom he shares a certain radicalism in the stripping down of forms and the idea of series, Giorgio Griffa is also very attentive to the materiality of his works.
Letting his hand go on large free canvases, placed on the ground, proceeding by simple gestures, Griffa invents, repeats and reiterates, with subtle variations, an artistic language which, beyond centuries of culture, refers to the beginnings of creation.”
- Fonds Mercator
- Language French
- Format28 x 24 cm