To relieve the world, solo show with the patronage of Genoa Municipality, is the homage to Giorgio Griffa by ABC-ARTE
Gallery. The title is a philosophical concept deduced from Arnold Gehlen.
The exhibition shows twenty works dated from 1968 to 1978, a crucial period full of important discoveries and experiments.
Giorgio Griffa is considered one of the major names in Abstractism, one of the most creative artists of “Analytical Painting” or “Pittura Pittura”, born by the end of the Sixties. His works are free canvases, never “stretched”. Colour means action, sign is the result of a thought. The essental formal composition is distiguished by the use of signs, lines, stripes, arabesques, sometimes vague, other times with a uniform colour background. All painted straight on the rough canvas. It is an immediate painting, vivid and intense, executed with no hesitation and, at the same time, with true emotion. This way of painting focuses on colour and space, the essential aspects of the pictorial composition.