Until 27 April 2003. Recent work by one of the earliest abstract painters in Italy.
Perilli came to the fore right after the end of world war two, and belonged to the famous founding group of abstraction, Forma Uno. He was an action painter of sorts to begin with, but slowly became more subdued and formal. This late work, paintings of little geometric structures in glowing primary colours, like facets of brilliant stained glass windows, like kites, seems to be slanting backwards or forwards in mock-perspective – and still the dazzlingly bright surfaces remain flat. This is a deeper approach to a former style now past. He has come full circle, he is even fresher and more incisive in these late vivid abstractions. Review by Edith Schloss.