Recent Works on Paper
April 10 - May 7, 2019
Via degli Ausoni 1, 00185, Roma
Opening 10 April 2019, 7 pm
Sergio Lombardo (Roma, 1939) presents here in Numero Cromatico a consistent series of works on paper produced in the past two years, resulting from his research on Quiltings.
These are collages produced with a specific minimal combination of “tiles” created with stochastic algorithms for the creation of shapes invented by Lombardo himself.
The Quiltings are part of a broader research on Stochastic Painting, carried out by Lombardo since 1980.
The generatrix methods of stochastic painting invented by Lombardo have the ability of not allowing any personal expression of the artist and thus the images produced, generated by
mathematical programs, can produce unpredictable patterns that are, at the same time, modulated by experimentation. In 2002 Lombardo wrote: “To imitate these patters without the necessary
mathematical tools, one will never be able to avoid all the potentially useless and repetitive movements and would eventually obtain more aesthetically confused and surely less appealing
images than those obtained with minimalistic procedures”.
The research on Quiltings needs to be considered as part of a much broader frame of experimental aesthetics and art psychology.
Therefore, this exhibition is crucial to our research centre as Lombardo, in more than 50 years of research, pursued his artistic research and incarnated the leading figure of the theoretical debate on the relationship between art and science, becoming a reference point for many artists, art historians and researchers.