- Gianfranco Zappettini Solo Exhibition
STANDING PINE is pleased to present a solo exhibition by an Italian painter Gianfranco Zappettini for the first time in Japan.
Zappettini was born in Genoa, Italy in 1939 and currently lives and works in Chiavari, where in 2003 he established the Fondazione Zappettini for contemporary art. Zappettini belongs to ‘Pittura Analitica（Analytic Painting）’ group, one of the most significant and influential artistic movements of the Italian Post-War period, which was closely related to other European abstract art movements as well as to the American Minimalists.
Zappettini has been known for his works called ‘white’ and ‘superimposed canvases’, abstract paintings created by adding a number of layers of white acrylic to cover an initially black base. Through over 40 years of his artistic activity, he has reestablished the discipline of paintings. His works have been internationally renowned and exhibited in various exhibitions at museums including Westfälischer Kunstverein (Münster, Germany), Paris Museum of Modern Art (Paris, France), Museo della Permanente (Milano, Italy), Museum of Contemporary Art of Villa Croce (Genoa, Italy), Vasarely Museum(Pécs, Hungary) and others. In 1977, Gianfranco Zappettini was invited to Kassel in Germany for ‘documenta 6’.
This exhibition features his early works from 1970s entitled ‘Superficie acrilica（Acrylic Surface）’ and the most recent project using particular colours such as red and blue, ‘La trama e l'ordito（The Weft and the Warp）’.