Mario Ballocco - Grata nera (detail), 1952

Mario Ballocco/ Mario Ballocco

Italy 1913 - 2008

Abstract Art

Mario Ballocco
Mario Ballocco

A crucial figure in 20th-century Italian art and culture, Mario Ballocco founded the Origine group in 1950, one of the first movements in Italy focused on a non-figurative art. After studying at the Accademia di Brera, he went to Argentina and came into contact with Lucio Fontana.

Featured image: Mario Ballocco – Grata nera (detail), 1952