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Giuseppe Uncini

Giuseppe Uncini

(Fabriano, 1929 - Trevi, 2008)

Giuseppe Uncini moved to Rome in the early Fifties encouraged by the sculptor Edgardo Mannucci. In 1955 participated at the VII Rome Quadriennale and in the same years exhibited together with artists such as Angeli, Festa, Lo Savio, Schifano. In 1957-1958 developed the Terre series, works made with reinforced concrete, carbon and several kinds of earth. In 1962 with Biggi, Carrino, Frascà, Pace e Santoro he found the Gruppo 1. Surpassing the Informal through works with a social function was the group's main aim. After the Gruppo 1 disbandment in 1967, Uncini investigateed the structural aspects of a work of art, its possible interactions with space and the use of geometrical components. During the following years Uncini's attention was driven by the theme of shadow and how to make nothingness consistent. He started to duplicate objects with a profile in iron. In 1996 he exhibited at the Venice Biennale.


Giuseppe Uncini, Dimore, 1980, Mixed media on paper, cm 55 x 76

Giuseppe UnciniDimore, 1980
Mixed media on paper
cm 55 x 76