I am so excited to welcome to my curated space the works of Enzo Mari.
La Serie della Natura comes from research to transform an image into a symbol through a planned reduction which tends to eliminate the superfluous in favor of meaning, in the optical of the realization of art multiples. From 1961 to 1976 Mari designs products with 17 symbols of silkscreens texiline. Mari starts to work on the subjects that make up this series since 1957: in the same year he sees the first version of the Gioco Delle Favole, that Danese would put into production in 1965. It becomes one of Danese production ‘s symbols, this series is one of those few examples that reach the object of creating, for home environment, an artistic idea built on a concept of seriality. It does not exhist an original object, for this kind of work, this is because we obtain the final image after long technical processing on series. Mari looks for shape and technics of representation, a sort of “super icona”: La Mela is not an apple but The Apple.
These pieces will be a pre order only as limited stock will be dispatched form Italy every few months.
Initially I will be stocking La Mela and La Pera (images above and below) however let me know if you have a specific piece in mind and I will see if I can source for you!
Prices ranging from $595 for Le Mela and La Pera 112cm x 112cm and for the black and white double $550 Tre, La Mela e La Pera 112cm x 78cm
Screen printed on droplet paper 200gm created in 1963.