Erica Ravenna

Sergio Lombardo

Sergio Lombardo

(Rome, 1939)

Sergio Lombardo, born in Rome in 1939, after taking classical studies devotes himself to artistic research and experimental psychology of aesthetics. The first series by Sergio Lombardo in the late ‘50s is Monocromi: paper tile glued on canvas and painted with enamel. Best known is the Gesti Tipici series, presented in 1963 at La Tartaruga Gallery in Rome, in which Sergio Lombardo depicts the most significant political figures of his time, first in black and white and then in colour, highlighting their most emblematic nature. Another important cycle of the second half of the ‘60s is Supercomponibili. This series includes minimal wooden modules covered with fòrmica - plastic laminate - with rigid or wavy borders, to be combined or disposed freely by the public. As an artist Sergio Lombardo has been part of the international historical Avant-garde and artistic movement born in Rome in the ‘60s named Scuola di Piazza del Popolo.

Among the most important exhibitions we mention: Exhibition of Contemporary Italian Art, Museo Nazionale d’Arte Moderna (Tokyo,1967); Young Italians, Jewish Museum (New York,1968); Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris, 1969-1995); Biennale di Venezia (Venice,1970-1993-2009-2013); Four Italian Masters of Contemporary Art: Cucchi, Lombardo, Mauri, Mochetti, Italian Academy (London, 1995); Sergio Lombardo, Galleria Marchetti (Rome, 1998); Supercomponibili, Mappe, Gesti Tipici, Fondazione Mudima (Milan, 2004); The EY Exhibition: The World Goes Pop, Tate Modern (London, 2015).

Sergio Lombardo, Nikita Krusciov, 1961 - 1963
Enamel on canvas
cm 230 x 180