Fausto Melotti

Often linked with titans of the postwar era, such as Alexander Calder, Lucio Fontana and Alberto Giacometti, Fausto Melotti moved freely among mediums, incorporating plaster, ceramics, metal and fabric into his work.

Art Exhibition previously on at Hauser & Wirth Zurich in Switzerland.
From Saturday 01 April 2017 to Saturday 20 May 2017

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Published by anonymous on Wednesday 21 December 2016.
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His delicate sculptures often exploited flexible metals – brass, copper and bronze – with fragments of coarse cloth or shimmering gauze, to create structures imbued with an ethereal beauty and inflected with Surrealist mystery. Behind the seemingly blithe and intuitive character of Melotti’s sculptures, however, resides a deep conception of art as a rigorous exercise in order and harmony, based on firm principles of geometry and musical structure. This is the first time that the artist’s work is being shown at Hauser & Wirth Zürich.