Paolo Scheggi

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Born in 1940 in Florence (Italy), died in 1971

Inspired by Spatialism and the innovative works of his senior, Lucio Fontana, Paolo Scheggi experimented with monochromes in the early 1960s, and expressed a determination to move beyond traditional painting (both figurative and abstract) to create three-dimensional works. Scheggi focusses his attention on elementary components such as line, points, simple geometric figures, rhythm and monochrome surfaces, with the aim of identifying and isolating the precise visual components of human perception. The work Intersuperficie curva verde (1966), presented at the Biennale, is one element in his Intersuperficie series, whose various paintings consist of several layers of canvas or metal plates, placed one on top of the other to form cavities, depth, a sense of perspective.

Centre Pompidou, Paris – Musée national d’art moderne collection

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