This project inaugurates Mazzoleni’s new gallery space in 15 Old Bond Street as well as a series of shows titled “Focus on”, a format delving into a range of key aspects of the European post-war period. The title Shaped Metal refers to the metal sheets series that Bonalumi created in the late 1980s using a “pleating” process with an enamel coating. These wall-mounted works represent the highest point of Bonalumi’s prolific career. Characterised by strictly rectilinear structures, they are representative of the artist’s explorations of materials and their expressive potential.
  • Agostino Bonalumi (b.1935 in Vimercate, Milan). He studied technical design and mechanics. A self-taught painter, he began to show his...

    Agostino Bonalumi (b.1935 in Vimercate, Milan). He studied technical design and mechanics. A self-taught painter, he began to show his work at a young age. In 1958, the Bonalumi Castellani and Manzoni group emerged with a show at the Galleria Pater in Milan, followed by other shows in Rome, Milan and Lausanne. In 1961 at the Kasper Gallery in Lausanne, he was one of the founding members of the ...