From 14 February to 11 April 2019, fifty years after the first show by the artist in Milan curated by Luciano Inga Pin in 1969, the Galleria 10 A.M. ART in its new venue in Corso San Gottardo 5, will be presenting an overview concentrating on the salient points of the work by Sandro De Alexandris. This is a journey through more than fifty years, the foundations of which are to be found in that particular creative climate of the neo-avant-gardes in the early 1960s that radically questioned the linguistic standing of poetry and painting, as well as of sculpture and music.
The anthological show, titled “1964 | 2018”, curated by Alberto Zanchetta, starts with some rare pieces from 1964 and then travels through the phases that have marked out the development of Sandro De Alexandris’s work. This is a journey through thoughts about the meaning of painting and its process for redefining itself, thoughts aimed at the time-space-light coordinates that led to cancellations and radical resetting, to reflections – once again about the meaning of painting – that were developed through the questioning of chromatic expansions, the effusions of light, and the revelation of interior space-time, the privileged area for creating a work.
The folded and superimposed surfaces are organised so as to form areas of visual concentration in a close relationship with what contains them: the TS and Rilievi works are crossed by lines of light that define their form, and together with t/n, works in which there is a radical perceptive reduction, they concretise the artist’s researches in the 1960s and 1970s. In the 1980s, with his Sovrapposizioni, fragments of painting organised so as to define the process through which painting itself is formed, there opens a path in which the paint, the elementary material that runs over the surface, is naturally the substance that is extended to traverse the interactions of being. This is a privileged area that creates from 1990s until now an interior light and the revelation of its flow. The show has a bilingual catalogue (Italian and English), published by 10 A.M. ART, with a critical essay by Alberto Zanchetta.