Turi Simeti : l'aventure monochrome(s)


Paris, Matignon

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  • Photo: Ana Drittanti
    , 3 ovali blu, 2020
    Acrylic on shaped canvas
    120 x 100 cm
    47 1/4 x 39 3/8 in
    Photo: Ana Drittanti
  • Photo: Ana Drittanti
    , 6 ovali argento, 2018
    Acrylic on shaped canvas
    80 x 240 cm
    31 1/2 x 94 1/2 in
    In 3 parts
    Photo: Ana Drittanti
  • Photo: Ana Drittanti
    , Polittico colorato, 2006
    Acrylic on shaped canvas
    30 x 200 cm
    11 3/4 x 78 3/4 in
    In 5 parts
    Photo: Ana Drittanti
  • Photo: Ana Drittanti
    , Un ovale bianco, 1990
    Wood collage on wood
    50 x 50 cm
    19 3/4 x 19 3/4 in
    Photo: Ana Drittanti
  • Photo: Ana Drittanti
    , Un ovale nero, Un ovale bianco, 1982
    Acrylic on shaped canvas
    100 cm
    39 3/8 in
    Diameter, each work
    Photo: Ana Drittanti
  • Photo: Ana Drittanti
    , Polittico nero, 1979
    Acrylic on shaped canvas
    100 x 120 cm
    39 3/8 x 47 1/4 in
    Photo: Ana Drittanti
  • Photo: Ana Drittanti
    , Ovale, 1965
    Enamel and graphite on paper
    70 x 100 cm
    27 5/8 x 39 3/8 in
    Photo: Ana Drittanti
  • Photo: Ana Drittanti
    , Quattro ovali rossi, 2015
    Acrylic on shaped canvas
    100 x 200 cm
    39 3/8 x 78 3/4 in
    Photo: Ana Drittanti
  • Photo: Ana Drittanti
    , Settantadue ovali neri, 1962
    Cardboard on canvas
    150 x 130 cm
    59 x 51 1/8 in
    Photo: Ana Drittanti
  • Photo: Ana Drittanti
    , Omaggio all’ovale, 2006
    Omaggio all’ovale, 2006
    Bronze
    23 x 23 x 23 cm
    9 x 9 x 9 in
    AP
    Photo: Ana Drittanti

Press release

Almine Rech in collaboration with Archivio Turi Simeti is pleased to present the first posthumous exhibition of Italian artist Turi Simeti (1929 – 2021), in collaboration with Archivio Turi Simeti, on view from January 6 to February 12, 2022.

The career of Turi Simeti (1929-2021) spanned the history of Italian art in the second half of the twentieth century. From 1961 onwards, his art was based on abstraction, monochromes, and oval motif. Without deviating from these concepts, Simeti established a radical language that he continued to develop over six decades.
“Turi Simeti: Monochrome Adventure” is the first solo show of the artist’s work in France since his death in the spring of 2021. An homage to this Sicilian artist, who settled in Milan beginning in the mid-60s, it offers a journey through sixty years of his art, highlighting the constants and variations of his work in its formats, motifs, and colors, up to one of his very last paintings, 3 ovali blu, 2020.
Marked by the masterful presence of Lucio Fontana, the monochrome adventure in Milan in the 60s and 70s had Turi Simeti as one of its central figures, along with Agostino Bonalumi, Enrico Castellani, Dadamaino, and Paolo Scheggi. Their aim was to reduce painting to its most elemental parts: color and form.

— Valérie Da Costa, art historian, art critic and curator