Alberto Garutti

Massimo Minini

Alberto Garutti’s abstraction, while formally cold, implies his personal history, his life, his experience. His most recent works are a series of monochrome white sheets of paper, studded with mechanically made holes and set in heavy metal frames. If a line connected all the holes, the result would be a very schematized image of a piece of furniture belonging to the artist. These sheets of white paper are, in reality, pieces of wallpaper, and despite their being framed and placed beneath glass, they still bring to mind the domestic site.

This show also included one large piece that stood in opposition to the series of works on paper; it is a bas-relief in polished wood. The elements projecting out from the relief appear precise but irregular as geometric forms, as modules freed from any seriality. The forms repeat the floor plans of places that, over the course of the years, have been used

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