Glossary

Minimal Art

Minimal Art, or Minimalism, generally refers to a painting or sculpture that emphasizes extreme simplification of color and form. This type of visual art dismisses the aesthetic qualities of art and instead appreciates the physical reality of the art matter. Minimal Art embraces simple geometric shapes, flat color and ordinary objects in a modest arrangement, focusing on the most essential and elemental aspects. The Minimal Art movement emerged in the 1960’s when artists such as Frank Stella and Dan Flavin began moving toward the exploration of geometric abstraction and its simple form.

Minimal Art Artists

De Buck Gallery artist Turi Simeti is most known for his work in Minimal Art and his active role in the Zero art movement of the 1960’s and 1970’s. Simeti is considered a true pioneer of this movement and minimalism as a concept. His work portrays compelling patterns of ovals on monochromatic canvases, emphasizing the essence of the artwork itself and the aesthetic beauty of its simplicity.

Pino Pinelli, another De Buck Gallery Minimal Art Artist, eliminates the canvas completely and combines simple geometric shapes and primary colors in various structural forms through mixed media. He creates multiple monochromatic elements that hang on the wall and give the viewer a reflection of the infinite possibilities of a painting.