Turi Simeti

  • , Trittico nero, 1976
    Acrylic on canvas
    120 x 88 cm
  • , 3 ovali bianchi, 1978
    Acrylic on canvas
    100 x 100 cm
  • , Posters for the exhibition Zero Avantgarde
  • , 13 ovali bianchi, 2013
    Acrylic on shaped canvas
    200 x 150 cm
  • , Un ovale nero, 1978
    Acrylic on shaped canvas
    140 x 140 cm
  • , Due ovali bianchi, 2014
    Acrylic on shaped canvas
    150 x 200 cm
  • , Sei ovali rossi, 2014
    Acrylic on shaped canvas
    180 x 120 cm
  • , Dodici ovali bianchi, 2015
    Acrylic on shaped canvas
    200 x 100 cm
  • , Dittico bianco e nero, 2014
    Acrylic on shaped canvas - Diptyque
    80 x 160 cm
  • , Sei ovali gialli, 2015
    Acrylic on shaped canvas
    100 x 100 cm
  • , Quattro ovali neri, 2015
    Acrylic on shaped canvas
    100 x 200 cm
  • , Due ovali verdi, 2004
    Acrylic on shaped canvas
    80 x 80 cm
  • , 24 ovali rossi, 1967
    Acrylic on shaped canvas
    100 x 120 cm
  • , Pittura Oggetuale
    Poster
  • , Collage con rete metallica, 1960
    Collage on canvas
    75 x 45,5 cm
  • , Collage di buste, 1961
    Collage of envelops on canvas
    56 x 45 cm
  • , Composizione, 1961
    Collage of burnt paper on canvas
    64 x 80 cm
  • , Ex collage, 1965
    Imprint on canvas
    58 x 66 cm
  • , Collage di carte con bruciature, 1961
    Collage of envelops on board
    22 x 26,5 cm
  • , Collage con bruciature, 1961
    Collage of envelops on board
    22 x 26,5 cm
  • , Collage di carte con bruciature, 1961
    Collage of envelops on board
    22 x 26,5 cm
  • , Collage con bruciature, 1961
    Collage of envelops on board
    22 x 26,5 cm
  • , Quattro quadrati neri, 1973
    Acrylic on shaped canvas
    60 x 60 cm
  • , Due ovali neri, 2010
    Acrylic on waxed shaped canvas
    33 x 22 cm
  • , Due ovali grigi, 1987
    Shaped waxed canvas
    19 x 15,5 cm
  • , Rilievo su rete metallica , 1972
    Shaped metallic netting
    46 x 56 cm
  • , Un ovale nero, 1975
    Acrylic on shaped canvas
    30,5 x 30,5 cm
  • , Un ovale giallo, 1968
    Acrylic on shaped canvas
    20 x 20 cm
  • , Un ovale ocra, 1964
    Collage of canvas on canvas
    29 x 24,5 cm
  • , Due ovali argentati, 2014
    Waxed shaped canvas
    30 x 19 cm
  • , Tre ovali, 1982
    Raku ceramic
    22 x 33 cm
  • , Segno nero, 1973
    Acrylic on shaped canvas
    60 x 60 cm
  • , Nove ovali neri, 1963
    Collage on linoleum
    40 x 30 cm
  • , Trintacinque ovali neri, 1966
    Rubber on canvas
    40 x 40 cm
  • , Settantadue ovali neri, 1962
    Cardboard on canvas
    150 x 130 cm
  • , Centosessantanove ovali neri, 1963
    Collage of wood on canvas
    200 x 150 cm
  • , Superficie blu con piccoli ovali, 1967
    Acrylic on shaped canvas
    90 x 55 cm
  • , Quaranta ovali verdi, 1966
    Acrylic on shaped canvas
    29 x 29 cm
  • , Trittico, 1984
    Acrylic on shaped canvas
    84 x 117 cm
  • , Quadrato su quadrato, 2005
    Shaped waxed canvas
    100 x 100 cm
  • , Polittico nero, 1979
    Acrylic on shaped canvas
    100 x 120 cm
  • , Cinque ovali gialli, 2014
    Acrylic on shaped canvas
    180 x 180 cm
  • , Due ovali bianchi, 2015
    Acrylic on shaped canvas
    180 x 180 cm
  • , Sei ovali blu, 2015
    Acrylic on shaped canvas
    100 x 200 cm
  • , Sei ovali bianchi, 2014
    Acrylic on shaped canvas
    180 x 140 cm
  • , Nove ovali bianchi, 2015
    Acrylic on shaped canvas
    140 x 180 cm
  • , Dittico bianco, 2014
    Acrylic on shaped canvas
    120 x 300 cm
  • , Tre ovali bianchi, 2015
    Acrylic on shaped canvas
    200 x 150 cm
  • , Trittico grigio, 2015
    Acrylic on shaped canvas
    130 x 390 cm
  • , Tre ovali neri, 1993
    Plexiglas
    81 x 122 x 12 cm
  • , Distruzione d’un aliante, 1971
    Eleven containers
    36 x 40 cm (6), 50 x 40 cm (5)
  • , 17 foto della performance, 1971
    Photographs

Born in 1929 in Sicily, Turi Simeti settled in Rome in 1958, where he regularly visited Alberto Burri's workshop. He started painting and made his debut amongst the artists of the Art Informel movement. In 1960 in Milan, Simeti met Fontana, Manzoni, Castellani and Bonalumi. In this climate of vibrant dialogue, the artist took part in the changes occurring at that time in European art history. Simeti's first Milanese years led to a considerable number of experiences where the surface of his canvases became a space to be conquered with radical elements, drawn both from minimalism and the notion of the monochrome. Simeti creates in his works different types of tension on several formats, frequently relying on small-scale canvases to produce startling dimensions. Employing the motif of the oval, he has attempted to develop an irregular writing system that liberates the surface of the canvas from the principles of materiality, allowing nothing but silence.


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