In coordination with the release of the General Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture (1945-2016) of Achille Perilli published by Silvana Editoriale, Galleria Tega pays tribute to the Roman master with an exhibition on the period of his “fumetti” (comics).
In 1957, on the pages of L’Esperienza Moderna, Achille Perilli expressed his aim of replacing an Informal approach that had seen its day with a spontaneous, immediate sign capable of communicating direct and instinctive emotions to the viewer, arising from the unconscious. This led to the creation of his “comics,” materic paintings with small ideal sequences that recoup and update the graphic impact of the gestural work of Joan Miró, with the typical graffiti-like strokes of Paul Klee.
Galleria Tega presents an exhibition path through about 30 works made in the early 1960s. The show begins chronologically with a large composition from 1960 titled “Tradotto dall’assiro”, a repeated graphic sign that crosses and determines the space. In the successive works like “Il Lamento dell’ultimo menestrello” from 1962 and “Visibile e invisibile” from 1963, figures suspended in the air rise from the canvas, creating images of ironic formal allusion, divided by rhythmical and evocative horizontal thrusts separated by blocks of color. In 1967 Perilli came to his last decisive turning point: the “informal” forms are grouped and strive to construct a geometric development that allows the artist to enter a new conceptual realm.
The exhibition comes to an end at this threshold, concentrating on the creative moment of the “comics” that concludes here with two outstanding pieces from 1965 and 1966, respectively titled “Il culto della dissipazione” and “La retorica irreale".