Lucio Del Pezzo | Original prints, lithographs, etchings and illustrated books




Lucio Del Pezzo (Naples, 13 December 1933 - Milan, 12 April 2020) was an Italian artist, painter and sculptor.

Among the founders of Gruppo 58 in Naples, with a neo-surrealist and neo-Dadaist approach, Del Pezzo also collaborated with the magazine Documento Sud.

His works from the period 1958-1960 featured assemblages of various objects, including fragments of popular prints and images.

In 1960 he moved to Paris, then to Milan, where several monographic exhibitions have been dedicated to him. The first dates back to 1974.

Starting from 1962 Del Pezzo has created his typical repertoire of "paintings" or "sculptures", made up of monochrome geometric panels, on which shelves or hollowed out concavities are inserted, which support regular geometric objects (skittles, wooden eggs, bowls, mannequins, etc.) sometimes very colorful. The playful aspect is always present in his object-paintings and assemblages.

For the ironic tone and for the use of everyday objects decontextualized, these works refer to Pop Art; but there is an evident recovery of Giorgio De Chirico, Carlo Carrà, Giorgio Morandi (Motivo, 1967) and of the geometries of metaphysical painting.