Exposition Art Blog: March 2019

Vasco Bendini - Art Informel - European Abstract Expressionism

Vasco Bendini (27 February 1922 – 31 January 2015) was an Italian informalist painter.
Born in Bologna, Bendini studied at the Bologna Academy of Fine Arts, under Giorgio Morandi and Virgilio Guidi. In 1956 he participated in the XXVIII Venice Biennale, followed by a solo room in the 1964 edition and in the 1972 edition.
After a period close to informalism, especially to the "last naturalism" theorized by Francesco Arcangeli (it), Bendini went through Neo Dada, Arte Povera and conceptual phases, but, then from the 1970s on he returned to working in Informalism

Ugo Attardi - Italian Modern Painting

Ugo Attardi (12 March 1923 in Sori – 20 July 2006 in Rome) was an Italian painter, sculptor and writer.Attardi moved from Genoa to Rome in the early 1950s, where he formed the group Forma 1 together with other artists such as Carla Accardi, Pietro Consagra, Piero Dorazio, Mino Guerrini, Concetto Maugeri, Achille Perilli, Antonio Sanfilippo and Giulio Turcato.
His sculpture of Ulysses is now permanently installed in Battery Park in New York…

Fernand Toupin - Canadian Abstract Painting

Fernand Toupin (1930, Montreal–2009 Terrebonne) is a Québécois abstract painter best known as a member of the avant-garde movement Les Plasticiens. His work is in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada

Hugo Longa - Magical Painting and Surreal Iconography

 Hugo Longa (1934 - 1990) began showing in 1966. His work reflects a peculiar imaginative and chromatic freedom and straightforwardness. Particularly noteworthy among his series are the Auschwitz collages created between 1967 and 1976, the rendering of objects, assemblages and collages where he explores imaginary, fabulous, magical worlds with doses of surrealism and Pop art. He represented the fantastic and the grotesque in painting, collages and assemblages. He showed certain human perspectives with a powerful sense of humor and explored unconscious realities. The neo-expressionist canvases he created as of the 198os are inciting because of the density of the material, the violent, multi-directional brushstrokes, the altered relationships of scale, the overwhelming color, the vehement dripping and splotching, and the aggressive iconography.
Hugo Longa's teaching endeavors were considerable and his numerous students make up the group of today's young Uruguayan artists.