Superficie I

Enrico Castellani (Castelmassa, 1930-Celleno, 2017) was a prominent Italian artist of the second half of the 20th century. Castellani started out in the informal sphere of American derivation, which he soon abandoned in favour of research that favoured a more rigorous scheme.
Following his studies in Brussels, he moved to Milan, where in 1959-1960 he founded the magazine and eponymous gallery Azimuth with Piero Manzoni and Agostino Bonalumi, making his debut in the art world with a commitment not only theoretical but also organisational.
In 1959 Castellani decided to probe the potential of the canvas surface under conditions of maximum tension, thus creating a technical and at the same time poetic method that would become his constant and rigorous basic scheme.
The work is published in the catalogue Enrico Castellani published by Maurizio Corraini.

Surface I, 1995
Signed engraving
28.5 x 30.5 cm
cm 34.5 x 36.5 x 3.5 Framed with anti-reflective glass


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