Lucio Fontana: First Solo Exhibition in Korea

  • Lucio Fontana: First Solo Exhibition in Korea

    11 May - 23 July 2021

Robilant+Voena is delighted to present Lucio Fontana's first solo exhibition, as well as the first exhibition dedicated to a postwar Italian artist, in Korea, on view at #UNTITLED (by TESSA) in Seoul.


Curated by TESSA in collaboration with Robilant+Voena, the exhibition celebrates Fontana's innovative and pioneering work, featuring highly significant paintings from his Venice and Baroque periods to his renowned white series.

The founder of Spatialism, Lucio Fontana is a defining figure in postwar Italian abstraction. Puncturing and slashing clay, canvas and metal, he succeeded in creating art that transcended the boundaries of painting and sculpture to instead become ‘spatial concepts’, famously stating 'We live in the mechanical age. Painted canvas and upright plaster no longer have any reason to exist'.

Accompanying Fontana's works are stunning photographs by Ugo Mulas, who famously captured Fontana in the action of creating his dramatic slashes and cuts, as well as the artist's studio. In a striking pairing, the exhibition unites Fontana's bold red canvas, Spatial Concept, The Sun, with a series of photographs taken by Mulas capturing the violent process of its creation.


Ugo Mulas
Pozzolengo 1928–1973 Milan
Lucio Fontana, Il Sole, Milano (5), 1962–2019
Modern print. Gelatin silver print on baritated paper
37 x 25 cm (14 5/8 x 9 7/8 in.)
With frame: 58 x 63 cm (22 7/8 x 24 3/4 in.)