The Dellupi Arte gallery is holding a solo exhibition of Georges Mathieu in Milan from October 20th to November 20th, featuring more than fifteen artworks. Some of these will be previewed at the ArtVerona modern and contemporary art fair in Verona from October 14th to 17th.
Gallery director Luigi Dellupi explains the reasons for this exhibition in the catalogue’s introduction:
The decision to present this solo exhibition is the fruit of a long-standing passion. In my youth, I had the chance to be able to admire in my father’s collection a work of Georges Mathieu from the 50s, Frédéric II et l’Italie du Nord, with a particular white background, a turquoise patch and the thick and lyrical work of a tube of black.
Today, my dream to dedicate an exhibition to him finally came true.
The critical essay published in the exhibition catalogue (available on the gallery’s website) and titled What we owe to Georges Mathieu, was written by Édouard Lombard, Director of the Georges Mathieu Committee. Offered in French and Italian, it reflects on the visionary and precursory character of Mathieu, on his numerous innovations, sometimes neglected by the present-day commentators but often picked up by other artists.