Fausto Melotti: Eden
Exhibition, Hauser & Wirth, Zürich, Switzerland.
One of the titans of the post-war era, Fausto Melotti moved freely among mediums, incorporating plaster, ceramics, metal, and fabric in his work. His delicate sculptures o en 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.
However, behind the seemingly blithe and intuitive character of Melotti’s sculptures resides a deep conception of art as a rigorous exercise in order and harmony, based on the firm principles of geometry and musical structure. This is the first time that the artist’s work is being shown at the gallery in Zürich.