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Lucio Fontana Prints for Sale

Lucio Fontana (1899–1968) was an Argentine-Italian painter, sculptor and the founder of Spatialism. Fontana first began puncturing the surfaces of paper, canvas and ceramics in the late 1940s, marking the beginning of his 'Spatial Concept' series. These spatial investigations effectively cut between the space occupied by the viewer, through the surface of the canvas, to the infinite space that lies beyond.

Throughout his prolific career, Lucio Fontana demonstrated a relentless interest in the relationship between surface and dimensionality. Fontana formulated the theory of Spatialism in a series of manifestos dating from the late 1940s to the early 1950s, proposing that matter should be infiltrated by energy in order to generate dimensional, dynamic artistic forms. Fontana implemented this theory in his series Concetto Spaziale (‘spatial concept’), punching holes or slicing through his canvases in order to expose the dimensional space beneath.

Lucio Fontana