Grazia Varisco (1937)
Untitled multiple of three silkscreened and folded, overlapping sheets
No 78 from an edition of 120
Date: unknown (after 2000)
19,5 x 28 cm
Signed and numerated
Grazia Varisco is, next to Bridget Riley and Vera Molnar one of the few female artists of the post war kinetic, op art and concrete art movement. In 1960 she joined Giovanni Anceschi, Davide Boriani, Gianni Colombo and Gabriele De Vecchi in the Gruppo T. Lucio Fontana was the first to buy one of her works.
In this multiple she plays with the rectangle that seems to be the reoccuring element in modern art. She uses it as a concrete, geometric starting point. But in a playful way, parts that should have fallen outside of this two dimensional "box" are folded inside it. The back becomes the front and the flat surface becomes three dimensional