Cracovia. 1958. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated lower right. 54,5 x 37,5 cm (21,4 x 14,7 in). Very nice small work from the artist's most relevant period of creation.
PROVENANCE: Private collection Baden-Württemberg.
EXHIBITION: Grace Borgenicht Gallery Inc., New York (with parts of a label on stretcher). Galerie Günther Franke, Munich 1966.
The work offered in our auction is all in line with the stipulations of the Informel: It is the powerful gesture by means of which Giuseppe Santomaso puts the colors on top of one another in order to create a fascinating image world, in which "[..] inner and outer world are expressed in a way that illustrates the complexity of human conscience. This connection is balanced between personal experience and common sense. The image is created in a sort of spiritual 'interspace', that is also part of a meditation." (Quote after Iris Simone Engelke, in: Künstler. Kritisches Lexikon der Gegenwartskunst, Munich 2002, p. 7). [DB]