April 20, 2011

Lucio Fontana

I picked up some random magazine at my friend's place and came across the works of Lucio Fontana. Fontana is best known as a founder of spatialism, an art movement that grew in the 1950s from abstract expressionism's approach to rid art of the classic canvas and easel combined with the attempts in this period to represent movement and time within the pieces themselves. 
In 2005, artists Cécile Colle and Ralf Nuhn exhibited "Cyber-Spatialism".  This show works to address the concept of virtual space replacing real space in our ever increasing globalized culture.