Mario Nigro

Studio Carlo Grossetti

Mario Nigro’s most recent exhibition displayed his talent for pure, uncontaminated painting. The visual field of the works in this show was more reduced than in the show before, which in its turn was already more basic than in the show that preceded it, and so on.

The line is the protagonist in Nigro’s process of pictorial radicalization. Starting with Terremoto. Analisi della linea (Earthquake. Analysis of line, 1980), the straight line undergoes irregularities, becoming a broken line; then the segments of the broken line are set at an angle, or at different angles; then each trace is a different color; finally, in the “Orizzonti” (Horizons) series, which Nigro began in 1984, each trace of color is separated and the line becomes an ensemble of colored points.

Nigro is part of the generation of the early ’50s. He started out as a kinetic artist, participating in the Movimento per l’Arrte

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