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Sergio Lombardo | Gesti Tipici and Monochromes

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Friday, 28 April 2017 to Saturday, 17 June 2017
Thursday, 27 April 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Sprovieri is proud to present Gesti Tipici and Monochromes, the first solo exhibition of Italian artist Sergio Lombardo in London.

Psychologist and artist, Lombardo is one of the main Italian artists who have renewed the European and International artistic language since the late fifties. The exhibition juxtaposes a selection of paintings from two early series - Monochromes (1958 -1961) and Gesti Tipici (1961-1963). The series are historically subsequent and, despite taking abstract versus figurative, have a strong common language. Employing an industrial medium like enamel and the use of black and white only, they convey the artist’s understanding of industrial and mass production aesthetics, which were generated by the fast economic growth of the time and the imagery created by black and white television.

Artist ( Description ): 

Sergio Lombardo (born 1939) lives and works in Rome. In the late 50’s he was an exponent of the Nuova Scuola Romana (New School of Rome) and he was the leading figure of the international historical avant-garde and of the Italian Pop Art. He is the father of the Eventualist Theory, that led to an important artistic and theoretical movement based on experimental methods. Exhibitions of his works include the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo (1967), the Jewish Museum in New York (1968), the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris (1969, 1995), the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and the Dallas Museum of Art (2015). His work was included in the Tate Modern exhibition 'The World Goes Pop' in 2015-2016 with two paintings from the series Gesti Tipici. In 1970 he was given a personal room at the Central Pavilion of the Venice Biennale.

Venue ( Address ): 


23 heddon street 

london w1b 4bq


+44 (0) 20 7734 2066

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