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Bonalumi Sculptures, with Francesca Pola

5 Feb 2015–1 Jan 2000

Overview

Agostino Bonalumi (1935 – 2013) was a pivotal figure of Post-War Italian Art and his bold sculptures and inventive canvases helped to shape the course of Abstract Art. Alongside his friends the artists Piero Manzoni and Enrico Castellani, Bonalumi re-invented painting by blurring the boundaries between the two and three dimensional, to investigate form and shadow. The artist is recognised for his Picture-Objects, created through a process of ‘extroflection’ that used structures and frames placed at the backs of canvases to stretch and deform them. At various points in his career, he brought his work fully into three dimensions, creating sculptures as well as immersive environments.


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