Astrazione Oggettiva
The Experience of Colour
13 April - 26 June 2016

Focusing on a little-known moment in Italian art of the 1970s, this fascinating exhibition examines the work of a group of painters who reacted against what they considered to be the superficiality of contemporary culture.

Calling for a rigorously intellectual approach to painterly problems, they also reaffirmed the importance of artistry – painstakingly creating their vast, immersive works by hand. Although tragically cut short by the premature deaths of two of its key members, the group’s experimentation nevertheless represents a notable contribution to the evolution of abstract painting in Italy.

Bronze bust of a women

Aldo Schmid, Untitled, 1976-77