The Galleria Tommaso Calabro is pleased to announce its participation to the art fair Independent 20th Century in New York for the second consecutive year.
The gallery will showcase a monographic presentation dedicated to the Italian artist Mario De Luigi (1901-1980), who was one of the major exponents of Spatialism in Italy. The gallery’s booth will focus on a selection of paintings from the series of the so-called grattage, which De Luigi executed across a long period of time, from the 1950s to the 1970s.
In the grattage, the artist developed the technique of generating luminosity by methodically scratching marks into the monochromatic surface of his canvases. They are luminous vibrations where light is not painted, but originates from within the painting. First presented at the 1954 Venice Biennale, the grattage came to define De Luigi’s production, epitomizing his lifelong research on color, light and space. They are the most famous series by one of the most important Italian post-war artists, whose work is yet to be fully rediscovered and acknowledged.
Thursday 07.09.2023 | 11 am – 8 pm (by invitation)
Friday 08.09.2023 | 12 pm – 8 pm
Saturday 09.09.2023 | 12 pm – 8 pm
Sunday 10.09.2023 | 11 am – 6 pm