Achille Perilli / Wonderland

April 29th–June 12th 2010
Vernissage: Thursday 29th April, h 7 pm

Galleria Paola Verrengia is pleased to announce Wonderland, the solo show of Achille Perilli, featuring a series of unpublished paper works from the 50’s and sculptures.

In the exhibition are twenty examples of rarely, or never-before-seen paper works from the early 50’s that the artist has kept in his private archive until now. Also included are: the large canvas Fata Morgana, 1969 and three “ tree sculptures” created from 2000.
Achille Perilli started his work on paper in 1947 and in the same year co-founded the group FORMA 1, which included Accardi, Consagra, Dorazio, Sanfilippo and Turcato and thereafter creating the “Manifesto”in which they proclaim to refuse figurative-realism. From that moment forward Perilli was influenced by the works of Paul Klee and later works of Kandinskij and Albeto Magnelli, and would deal with regards to form, colour and dynamic of superficial force. The paper works are characterized by new organic and dynamic forms of warm sensuality, capturing light within veins and thousands of differences in the white colour that lead Perilli to undertake a journey within the universe of the paper. His signature ‘linear representations’ and colour become mediums that Perilli uses to create a “narrative painting”.
The solo show, ideated for the gallery spaces, comes from a Nadja Perilli project.
Through the paper works created from 1953- 1954, in which: “the research of colour becomes structure/composition“, comes the large canvas 1969 Fata Morgana – a point of departure of the irrational geometry, and the sculptures from 2008 and 2009 which all together create a sort of ‘Wonderland.’

Achile Perilli (Rome, Italy, 1927) lives and works in Orvieto, Italy.

Main exhibition:
Venice Biennale (1958-1962-1968); Biennal of Sao Paulo do Brasil (1959), International Biennal Exhibition of Prints in Tokyo (1972), National Gallery – Prague (1970), Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna -Rome (1988), Calcografia Nazionale, Accademia di San Luca of Rome (1992), Institut Matildenhöhe of Darmstadt – Germany (2005).