Lo Savio Francesco
Francesco Lo Savio (Rome, 1935 - Marseille, 1963), an Italian artist, focused his production in a very limited period of time (1959-63). He began within an informal scope, which he quickly exceeded in favour of a research aimed at coinciding, anti-illusionistically, the virtual space with real space. He then created a series of monochrome paintings, in which the variation of luminosity of colour defined the structure of the surface and placed it in continuity with the environmental space as in the Space - Light, and in Filters, focusing on the radiating power of colour and played on the relationships between the basic shapes of square and circle.
His investigation into the relationship between form and light was further developed in the three-dimensional Metals (1960), designed to interact with the surrounding space. From the beginning of the 1960s, he began an intense season of collaborations and international exhibitions and created the Articolazioni Totali, where he isolated the space with cubes of white concrete, in some ways, the forerunners of minimal art.
Art and industry in 1960s Italy
Boom. Art and industry in 1960s Italy, exhibition catalogue published in one language ( English ), edited by Flavia Frigeri with texts by Flavia Frigeri and Ursula Casamonti. 92 pages, illustrated artworks
2018, pag 92, English