Alberto Burri's graphic art is on display at the Vistamarestudio Gallery in Milan, Italy.

From June 5 to July 26, 2019, the Vistamarestudio gallery in Milan is hosting the exhibition 'Burri. Selected Cycles of Graphic Work'

The Vistamarestudio gallery in Milan is hosting, from June 5 to July 26, 2019, the exhibition Burri. Selected Cycles of Graphic Work, an exhibition of works selected from the most significant cycles of the graphic production of the great Alberto Burri (Città di Castello, 1915 - Nice, 1995). Presented last December by Vistamare in Pescara with graphic works belonging to as many as seven cycles of his creation, the exhibition arrives in Milan, where a series of multiples among the key cycles of the Umbrian artist’s works will be on display: Cretti (1971), Multiplex (1981) and Mixoblack (1988).

The exhibition aims to highlight a lesser-known side of Burri’s oeuvre to which the artist dedicated himself with particular commitment and assiduity, and to which he approached as a kind of laboratory, a ground for experimentation, bent on achieving unprecedented results on the level of techniques and image. Working on graphic cycles allowed him to collaborate with master engravers and chalcographers such as Rossi, Ascani(Nuvolo), Remba, Castelli, and Baldessarini, who provided him with qualitative levels of extreme technical and artistic value. This experimentation led him to extraordinary results that allowed him to receive in 1973 the Feltrinelli Prize for Graphics awarded by theAccademia Nazionale dei Lincei for his activity in graphic art.

In 2017, the Burri Foundation opened a new section dedicated to his graphic work in its Ex Seccatoi venue in Città di Castello. With this exhibition, the gallery wants to pay tribute to the production of these works.

“In the case of Burri,” says Bruno Corà, president of the Palazzo Albizzini Foundation-Burri Collection, “talking about graphics does not mean talking about a minor production compared to paintings, but only about a different and parallel artistic mode, in conception and execution, such in short that it can be counted with absolute prominence in the production of the great painter, alongside all his other revolutionary innovative pronouncements.”

Alberto Burri was born in Città di Castello(Perugia) in 1915. After graduating in 1940 with a degree in medicine, he was taken prisoner by the Allies in Tunisia. He returned to Italy in 1946 after starting to paint. Hence his choice to leave medicine for painting. In 1978, while in full creative vigor, the Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri in Città di Castello was established at his behest, in the artist’s expressed desire to donate a substantial number of works to his hometown. He participated numerous times in the Venice Biennale and Documenta in Kassel. His works are exhibited in some of the world’s most important museums, including the Georges Pompidou Center in Paris, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Tate Gallery in London, the National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rome, Il Castello di Rivoli(TO), and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Trento and Rovereto. Among the many awards he received were the AICA prize at the 1960 Venice Biennale, the 1964 Marzotto prize, the Grand Prix of the São Paulo Biennale in 1965, and the Feltrinelli prize for graphics in 1973. Alberto Burri died in Nice on February 13, 1995.

For all information you can visit Vistamarestudio’s official website.

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Alberto Burri's graphic art is on display at the Vistamarestudio Gallery in Milan, Italy.
Alberto Burri's graphic art is on display at the Vistamarestudio Gallery in Milan, Italy.

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