Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Castellani | Sculpture. Lévy Gorvy. Opening Soon in London

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Castellani | Sculpture will debut previously unseen aluminium cast wall sculptures by Enrico Castellani (1930–2017), a hero of the European post-war avant-garde. This will be the first presentation in the UK of the sculptures that preoccupied the late Italian master during his later years.

Completed between the years of 2006 to 2013, the works in this exhibition suggest important links to the artist’s earliest experiments in metal, and evince his skill in pushing the boundaries of materiality and space. From the early 1960s onward, Castellani experimented with brass, zinc, bronze, and other plastic or ductile materials capable of being modelled for small groups of works. The catalyst for his late aluminium series was an abiding interest in mirrored surfaces and his experiments using glass with a silver interior.

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