Turi Simeti - Untitled (Un ovale nero)
Untitled (Un ovale nero)
Acrylic on textured canvas. 100 x 70 cm. Signed and dated 'Simeti 68' verso on stretcher. - Minor traces of age.
The 'shaped canvas' works characteristic of the Italian representative of the ZERO group were created from the mid 1960s onwards. Based on Turi Simetis' idea of an oval motif, he develops a multitude of reliefs, which he produced in diverse versions and techniques. The plasticity of the monochrome works are a result of the added oval elements behind the canvas. In doing so, his concept adheres to formalistic basic principles and addresses the interrelation between light, space and movement.
The present work is to be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné from Archivio Turi Simeti, Milan.
Acquired directly from the artist; private collection, North Rhine-Westphalia