• Fabio Mauri

    Studio Bocchi

    Fabio Mauri’s development began in the late ’50s, at a time when many artists—both in Europe and in the United States—were looking for ideas to counter those of art informel and from action painting. Mauri’s solution (which he shared to a limited degree with Enrico Castellani and Piero Manzoni) was to reduce painting to “ground zero,” to its minimal conditions, so that the paintings become simple supports—empty, monochrome screens. This emptiness allows the imagination free reign; thus, film fragments, words such as “The End,” and later the profile of Frank Sinatra appear on surfaces that are

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