Alberto Burri’s life (1915 – 1995 ), was definitely not usual – from doctor to prisoner of war to artist, he surely went through a lot during his life. It is maybe because of his history that his paintings are so strong, brutal and raw.

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There is definitely a big reflection of his life in his art – with paintings compared to flesh, with a peculiar choice of materials and with unique techniques maybe too advanced for his time – drawing with sutures and painting with fabrics.

 

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Alberto Burri

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Alberto Burri

 

Until the 6th of January, at the New york Guggenheim, you will be able to witness a major retrospective exhibition – the first in the United States in over 35 years of Burri’s life work.

 

Alberto Burri

Alberto Burri

This exhibition will bring you a comprehensive look at Burri’s process-based work with many series that are often not seen.

 

Alberto Burri

Alberto Burri

Truly a unique opportunity that shouldn’t be missed!

 


And remember to check out our website to learn more about portuguese contemporary art – or better yet: pay us a visit in LisbonOporto or Algarve.

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