Immaterial: Fontana CeramicsLondon
Concetto Spaziale, 1953-55
Signed, painted ceramic, executed in 1953-55. This work is registered at the Fondazione Lucio Fontana, Milan, Under No. 953/6
Dia. 32 cm / 12.6 in
ProvenanceGalleria Tucci Russo, Torre Pellice
Private Collection, Italy
“Artists anticipate scientific acts; scientific acts always cause artistic acts” (Lucio Fontana) Ceramic becomes the new spokesperson of the Concetto Spaziale, signalling a sea change in the artist’s research. Yet Fontana does not stop at the simple pleasure of fragile and soft objects, but rather he goes beyond with only a few simple gestures. The medium of the canvas is not enough for Fontana who breaks through the surface, opening a door onto infinity, onto the cosmos, creating a new dimension, a dimension without end. That creator of dynamism – the hole – becomes the spiral through which he penetrates infinity beyond light: “I make a hole in the canvas and from there I enter into infinity”. “My sculpture is abstract”. What better to describe his work than to use the words of the artist himself in a letter addressed to his father in 1935. The artwork described above is subject to changes in availability and price without prior notice. Where applicable ARR will be added.