TURI SIMETI Italian, b. 1929
Associated with Burri and Fontana at the beginning of his career, Simeti (b. 1929 Alcamo, Italy) developed his own unique research and practice, with exhibitions at Galerie M Bochum, Germany, the Bettina Gallery, Switzerland and, notably in 1965, Lucio Fontana’s Studio alongside the ZERO avant-garde group including Manzoni, Castellani, and Bonalumi.
Simeti’s practice developed from the flat collages of the late 50s and early 60s, to the spatial complexity of his successive works up until the present day. Whilst it may seem mathematically sequential, his art is evocative of notations of a musical composition, his distinctive extroflexed canvases offering a delicate breech of the traditional boundaries of visual art asking light itself to be the agent of meaning.
Turi Simeti lives and works in Milan, Italy.
THE ARCHERS OF LIGHTGROUP EXHIBITION 8 Jan - 12 Feb 2015On the one year anniversary of Luis Tomasello’s death and the recent passing of Arnaldo Calveyra, The Mayor Gallery presents an homage to the artist and poet with a group show, inspired by The Archer of Light, a 2013 collaboration between them. The selection of kinetic and op artists includes...
TURI SIMETIPIANISSIMO 12 Sep - 24 Oct 2012Born in Alcamo, in the province of Trapani, Italy, 1929, Turi Simeti's linguistic reduction and radical essentiality saw him become an important proponent of the culture of the ZERO movement. Parallel to this cultural success, his commercial success has continued to grow throughout the years. Associated with Burri and Fontana...