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2018 SPACE IDEAS AND STEEL MUTATIONS

ANTONIO SAPORITO SPACE IDEAS AND STEEL MUTATIONS BIBLIOTECA NAZIONALE TURIN

SPACE IDEAS AND STEEL MUTATIONS, BIBLIOTECA NAZIONALE TURIN

Biblioteca Nazionale of Turin, Space Ideas and Steel Mutations, until 30 June 2018. From 10 am to 6 pm Saturday 10 am-1pm

On the 9th of June 2018, at 6 p.m., a great anthological exhibition have been inaugurated at the Biblioteca Nazionale of Turin , dedicated to the artistic journey of Antonio Saporito, important contemporary sculptor painter, pupil of the great Lucio Fontana.

Until the 30th of June, about 115 artworks of this important Turin artist will be on display, the most significant ones of his long artistic career. These are works that embrace most of the themes of his artistic curriculum, retracing its history, in the fundamental junctions of its evolution, from the beginnings to the latest achievements.

Space project and flying saucers, 2016, Neon, acrylic and collage with mirror Plexiglas on wood, 92x200 cm, archive BN 251
Space project and flying saucers, 2016, Neon, acrylic and collage with mirror Plexiglas on wood, 92x200 cm, archive BN 251

SPACE IDEAS AND STEEL MUTATIONS

"Spatial ideas" due to the fact that part of the works that will be presented in the exhibition at the BIBLIOTECA NAZIONALE of Turin belong in fact to Spatialism, the abstract in Spatialism, the problem of the all-encompassing perception of Space in relation to future, according to the artistic research of the master Saporito, who chooses the path of abstraction using metallic materials.

"Steel mutations" because they are coloured steel plates with particular and unique pigments that change in relation to the position from which the painting is seen. A different picture every time and as the first Spatialist Manifesto states, "Matter, color and sound in movement are the phenomena whose simultaneous development constitutes the new art".

"In the period that I met maestro Lucio Fontana, he did these works, not yet the cuts, but these freehand punching. It was what most left me intrigued and I wondered what was the meaning.

While standing there, close to him, I looked incredulous and thoughtful, but his words reassured me, partly explaining what we all know about his way of doing art and its abstraction. All this, even today, after more than 50 years, gives me emotion.

And precisely in those moments began the turning point of my artistic life, in the world of research and personalization of my art.

After several attempts at working on cathedral glasses engraved by fire and volcanic caves, the etchings, the theme of spirals with copper, the series of pens and the figurative oil on canvas, I came to experience what the master Lucio Fontana had revealed to me explaining the spatial abstraction. All this led me to the main theme that I produce with steel, aluminum and lead. " Antonio Saporito

"A PATH ESSENTIALLY LINKED TO THE MATTER" AS ALSO ANGELO MISTRANGELO TESTIFIES

"A path essentially linked to the matter" as also Angelo Mistrangelo testifies, art critic and friend of the artist, who took part at the opening of the exhibition Space Ideas and Steel Mutations, in Biblioteca Nazionale of Turin: the game of matter, which becomes shape, which becomes an image, which becomes a story but above all, there is this passage, this departure, of knowledge and closeness to great Lucio Fontana that is felt in the works and in spatiality of certain works. Every time Saporito invented something, continues Mistrangelo, starting from the material, typical of the expressionists, of the school of Angeli and Schifano, to the last things, geometric, rigorous. Mistrangelo has also emphasized the loyalty to the idea, in a world, a moment, in which everyone tries to change everything, Saporito retains its line, its rigor, the matter, the color, the image, the dmension of what it means.

Biblioteca Nazionale of Turin, Space Ideas and Steel Mutations, until 30 June 2018. From 10 am to 6 pm Saturday 10 am-1pm

New artworks catalog

Antonio Saporito's long experience in painting and sculpting allowed him to partecipate in the most important and worldwide known European art exhibitions. In 2018 has been printed a new artworks catalog, also presented at Space Ideas and Steel Mutations in the presence of important personalities from the art world, culture, regional and municipal institutions.

New catalog 2018