Paolo Scheggi, ‘Zone riflesse’, 1964, Tornabuoni Art

Signature: Signed and titled on the reverse: Paolo Scheggi / Zone riflesse Label: Studio Santandrea, Milano

Image rights: Courtesy Tornabuoni Art

"Paolo Scheggi", October 23 - December 22, 2015, Tornabuoni Art Paris, France

"Paolo Scheggi", exhibition catalogue edited by Luca Massimo Barbero, October 23 - December 22, 2015, Tornabuoni Art Paris, France

Studio Sant’Andrea, Milan
Poleschi Arte, Milan

About Paolo Scheggi

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