Armando Marrocco, Galatina 1939

  • Armando Marrocco

    Galatina 1939


A major figure working across different media in postwar Italian art, Armando Marrocco was born in Galatina in the Province of Lecce, Apulia in 1939. After studying and teaching briefly in Lecce, upon the advice of Lucio Fontana, he moved to Milan. Marrocco was invited by Jean Tinguely to the installation that celebrated the 10-year anniversary of Nouveau Réalisme in Milan in 1970. His paintings oscillate between sculptural and painterly. The 'Intrecci' series, begun in the 1960s, encapsulates the artist's methodology and the allegorical dimension of his work. Marrocco was inspired by architecture, mathematics, and urban design, among other things, and architectural forms pervade his paintings.  


Armando Marrocco
Galatina b. 1939
Intreccio di Situazioni, 1984
Enamel on cardboard
80 x 100 cm (31 1/2 x 39 3/8 in.)