Arturo Vermi in the Space-Time Continuum

12 Oct 2021–10 Dec 2021


Arturo Vermi in the Space-Time Continuum is part of the tightly focused series ‘Perspectives’, the aim of which is to take a close look at some of the themes and techniques that characterised, for a certain period, the production of artists that have already been represented by Brun Fine Art in the past.

Arturo Vermi (Bergamo, 1928 – Paderno d’Adda, 1988) began producing sculpture in the 1960s and continued until the end of his career, albeit with increasing infrequency.

Although he debuted in 1956 with a solo show at the Centro Culturale Pirelli, Milan featuring descriptively figurative paintings influenced in particular by German Expressionism, he quickly changed tack. Indeed, just two years later, all trace of the figurative had disappeared from his work, the artist having immersed himself in Art Informel, an obligatory step towards the deep-felt reconstruction of a language open to the extraordinary social changes that were underway at the time.

In about 1960, Vermi spent two years in Paris. During that time, he came into close contact with the work of the Art Informel artists Dubuffet, Fautrier, Soulage and Poliakoff. But Paris was of course also home at that time to other artistic languages, including the Nouveau Réalisme concentrated around the critic Pierre Restany. While there, Vermi chose to focus exclusively on creating engravings, etchings and lithographs, which clearly left their mark on his subsequent work on the sign.



Arturo Vermi

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