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Achille Perilli (Italian, b.1927)
LOT ID: 67527
Untitled, 1961

Tempera, on paper
27.5 х 39.25 in. (69.85 x 99.7 cm.)
Signed, and dated, lower left center recto
Lot description
Concerned with the abstract manipulation of geometric shapes and patterns, Achille Perilli establishes a sense of vitality and emotion through the interplay of forms in his ambiguous spaces. In his earlier work, especially in his paintings on paper, Perilli concentrates more on line, creating two-dimensional spaces where active line drawings seem to move with, around, and in reaction to one another, forming dynamic shapes and figures. As demonstrated in this 1961 tempera on paper work, Perilli shows how expressive gestures can be induced by the intimate relationships of abstract lines.

With his cubist imagery and forays into geometric patterning, Achille Perilli (b.1927) established himself as a pioneer of abstract painting in Italy. After studying Giorgio De Chirico at the Faculty of Arts, Perilli went on to co-find the avant-garde group ‘Forma 1’ and helped compose its Manifesto. In 1977, he participated in the Cooperarte, a cooperative of artists with the common goal of establishing new and stronger relationships between art and the public. Today, Perilli continues to explore abstraction through bold colors and geometry. His work has been displayed in numerous exhibitions throughout the world, with recent solo shows at Galleria Paolo Verrengia, Salerno, Italy (2010); Walker Bischoff Galerie, Berlin, Germany (2009); Galleria Marchetti, Rome, Italy (2008); and the Italian Cultural Institute, New York, NY (2006). In 2012, he was featured in the ‘Materia dinamica’ group exhibition at the Galleria Biasutti & Biasutti Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin, Italy.

Selected Public Collections:

The Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX
Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma, Rome, Italy
Calleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin, Italy
Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto, Italy
Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany
Muzeum Sztuki Lodz, Lodz, Poland
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