MECC Maastricht | Booth 443
6229 GV Maastricht
In consultation with the city of Maastricht, the health authorities and MECC Maastricht, TEFAF decided to close the fair on 11 March, 2020. We are sorry if you had plans to visit us in the next few days and for any inconvenience caused. Please read below for further information about our presentation, which you can now see on Artsy and Ocula. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly regarding queries about the works.
Giacomo Balla | Alberto Burri | Marc Chagall | Piero Dorazio | Lucio Fontana | Hans Hartung | Georges Mathieu | Giorgio Morandi | Pablo Picasso | Jean-Paul Riopelle | Pierre Soulages
The presentation features works by major Post-War artists with a focus on research between material and gesture, surface and structure. Highlights include works by Giacomo Balla, Alberto Burri, Lucio Fontana and Hans Hartung, amongst others.
A selection of Concetto Spaziale works on canvas from the mid 1950s by Lucio Fontana are presented. With cuts and holes, Fontana opened the surface of the canvas to a third dimension: on display are examples of the artist’s holes series, which highlight the use of fragments of coloured glass or silvery powder to accentuate his essential concept. Also featured, a striking ceramic work, Maschera, 1951. Renowned artist, Alberto Burri is represented by works spanning from the 1950s to the 1980s, which will investigate the surface and shed light on the development of his technique and use of material.
Gestural abstraction is presented with dynamic paintings by the pioneers of Art Informel, Pierre Soulages, Hans Hartung and Jean-Paul Riopelle. The sheer physicality of scratches as mark-making on the canvas from the 1960s can be witnessed in works such as T1963-E10, 1963, a stunning vinylic and pastel on canvas by Hartung.
A Futurist master, Giacomo Balla signed the second Futurist painting manifesto of 1910 with Umberto Boccioni, Carlo Carrà, Luigi Russolo, and Gino Severini. Even in his earliest paintings, his objective was to analyse the effect of light. He is represented by Linee Forze di Mare – Rosa, ca. 1919, an oil on canvas, which skilfully balances complementary colours and investigates the idea of light in motion on the rippling lines of the sea.