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Analytical abstraction and Supports/Surfaces: Ulrich Erben, Pino Pinelli, Claude Viallat curated by Dominique Stella

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When painting itself becomes the object of painting, it is not aimed to represent, evoke or
express anymore. Its only aim is itself and the fact it does exists on its own as applied,
contrasted colour, as substance bringing light, shade and tone on the canvas or any other
support able to show it up. Painting is defined through its own purposes, it is not a
medium anymore. It has become content itself.

When painting itself becomes the object of painting, it is not aimed to represent, evoke or
express anymore. Its only aim is itself and the fact it does exists on its own as applied,
contrasted colour, as substance bringing light, shade and tone on the canvas or any other
support able to show it up. Painting is defined through its own purposes, it is not a
medium anymore. It has become content itself.
During the recent history of painting, particularly in the Seventies, in Italy, France and
Europe in general as well as in the United States, the issue about monochrome legacy
was raised. Monochrome …

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