Mazzoleni is pleased to announce its participation in Art Basel Hong Kong, Online Viewing Rooms 2020. The gallery will display works by artists: Agostino Bonalumi; Lucio Fontana; Hans Hartung; Piero Manzoni; Georges Mathieu; Jean-Paul Riopelle; Pierre Soulages; Victor Vasarely.
The presentation will examine the Italian and international Post-War artistic scene, portrayed by an intense dialogue between Art Informel and Abstract Minimalism. The theme of the display focuses on the artists' use of surface material. Fontana and Manzoni introduced new materials and technical procedures in order to gain greater expressive intensity, while Hartung, Soulages and Mathieu became pioneers of gestural abstraction.
Pivotal to the presentation will be striking green Concetto spaziale, Attese (1967) work by Lucio Fontana, while Piero Manzoni will be represented by an early Achrome, ca. 1958.
Gestural abstraction will be presented with dynamic paintings by the pioneers of Art Informel, Pierre Soulages, Hans Hartung, Georges Mathieu and Jean-Paul Riopelle. On display will be works by Hans Hartung spanning from the 50s to the 60s, highlighting the artist's range of techniques, such as scratching, scraping, brushwork and spraying. A stunning vinylic on canvas, T1962-H19 (1962), is exemplary of his experimentation with 'grattage'. Another Informel painter who provided different solutions to the organisation of colours on the canvas was Georges Mathieu, who will be represented by Formule de Dirac (1955), an intense, lyrical oil on canvas from 1955.
Optical art is represented by pioneering Victor Vasarely, with Bella-Neg (1957). This exceptional work is from his 'celestial' 'Bellatrix Series,' created during his Black and White Period of the late 50s.