Giorgio Griffa

Quasi Una Spirale, 2008
Acrylic on canvas
Courtesy of the artist and Casey Kaplan, New York
Photo: Jean Vong

Why are people now taking a renewed interest in Giorgio Griffa’s work? Perhaps because around 1970 he had already anticipated many of the concerns of painting today, with his serial gestures and unprimed canvases nailed onto the wall. Eva Fabbris writes about how the artist developed a unique position between Conceptual art and Arte Povera.