paolo scheggi (Settignano, Rome 1940 - Settignano, Rome 1971)


Paolo Scheggi was a pioneer in the practice of approaching paintings as
objects, creating layered monochromatic works that emphasized the
picture plane’s physicality over its representational potential. At a young
age, his sheet metal assemblages and collages attracted the attention of
art critic Germano Celant and artist Lucio Fontana. He later received
international acclaim for his “Intersuperfici” and “Strutture Modulari”
works, which feature solidly colored canvases or sheets of cardboard
dotted with small elliptical apertures. Placed atop one another, each layer
exposes the one beneath it. Scheggi’s work has been included in multiple
Venice Biennales, both during and immediately after his short life. He was
briefly associated with the Nul and Zero groups and the New Tendencies
movement, all of which reacted against the dominant postwar
expressionist movements.
Italian, 1940–1971, Settignano, Italy, based in Rome, Italy

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