Galleria Poggiali e Forconi, Florence
23 November 2013 – 15 February 2014
Galleria Poggiali e Forconi Via della Scala, 35/A 50123, Florence
+39 55 287748

A self-taught painter and poet, Enzo Cucchi was born in Morro d’Alba (Ancona) in 1949. From the mid-70s, having moved to Rome and after a period of research oriented towards conceptualism, he turned to painting and began to work in close contact with Sandro Chia and Francesco Clemente. With them, and Nicola De Maria and Mimmo Paladino, he became one of the exponents of the Transavanguardia movement.

This exhibition was conceived by Cucchi especially for the gallery and continues the artist’s exploration into our vision of reality rendered through the use of different media and materials. Highlights include Cosmogonies, a work that consists of three large circular tapestries (diameter 190cm), on Hahnemuhle canvas (a special type of canvas with a matte inkjet coating that guarantees an outstanding definition of colour and image), scattered with cotton pockets, inserts of fabric and stitching. The work represents an exploration of the mysterious fascination of the myth of creation and of the evolution of the universe.