Agostino Bonalumi

Vimercate (Monza), 1935 – Desio (Monza), 2013

A self-taught painter, Bonalumi began to show his work at a young age. He started developing the concept of what he would call “pittura – oggetto” (painting-object), following the idea to go beyond the canvas, started by the mentor Lucio Fontana. In 1961 at the Kasper Gallery in Lausanne, he was one of the founding members of the Nuova Scuola Europea group. Invited at Venice Biennale (1966, 1970), São Paulo Biennale (1967) and many others, Bonalumi is one of the world’s major abstract artists.

Mazzoleni


Agostino Bonalumi 
Verde, 2002
Signed (on the reverse)
Shaped canvas and vinyl tempera
100 x 100 cm
Courtesy of Mazzoleni, London-Torino

Agostino Bonalumi 
Verde, 1989
Signed (on the reverse)
Enameled sheet
80 x 100 cm
Courtesy of Mazzoleni, London-Torino

Agostino Bonalumi 
Rosso, 1963
Shaped canvas and vinyl tempera
60 x 60 cmCourtesy of Mazzoleni, London-Torino

Agostino Bonalumi 
Rosso, 2006
Signed and dated (on the reverse)
Shaped canvas and acrylic
95 x 100 cm
Courtesy of Mazzoleni, London-Torino