The Humanistic Measurement of Space. La misura umanistica dello spazio
Scheggi’s dazzling work developed in postwar Milan, an effervescent and international artistic context, enriched by the crucial presence of Lucio Fontana, and of experimental artists from the new Italian generation: Piero Manzoni, Enrico Castellani, Agostino Bonalumi, Dadamaino, Gianni Colombo.
With them, Scheggi’s work shares the desire to move beyond traditional painting into a new creative and perceptual dimension: objective, physical, and spatial. The volume brings together pivotal examples of Scheggi’s work on the spatial investigation of surface: from the early metal assemblages Lamiere to the mature complex constructions of his Intersuperfici and Strutture modulari. • A selection of paintings, including some unpublished canvases from private collections, reaffirms the role played by Scheggi in the development of modern art in Italy. • The book is the catalogue of the first solo exhibition of Paolo Scheggi in London, organized with the Associazione Paolo Scheggi.