Mazzoleni Turin is pleased to present Gianfranco Zappettini. The Golden Age, a solo exhibition by Gianfranco Zappettini, which follows and complements the show of the same title, curated by Martin Holman, that was on display at Mazzoleni London from February to April 2020. Whilst the London show focussed solely on the artist’s most recent body of works, the Turin exhibition will also present previous works.
Gianfranco Zappettini is one of the most renowned living Italian abstract painters. In the 1970s, he was amongst the co-founders of Analytical Painting, an international movement which spread between Italy, Germany, France, and the Netherlands.
Zappettini’s artistic development is linked to his spiritual research. The exhibition will be a survey of works from the 1990s, 2000s, and early 2010s, up to the recent gold-coloured paintings. Painting is a spiritual exercise for Zappettini; it is a ritual undertaken with technical mastery and alchemical rigour, which involves a methodical distribution of colour on the canvas and the use of common or industrial materials.
The Turin exhibition will bring together works representing three decades of artistic activity, highlighting aesthetic and conceptual aspects.