Mario Merz

Posted on November 15, 2010


Mario Merz, sculptor and painter involved in the Arte Povera movement. I’ve been looking at him in relation to tripods and wire structures I’ve been making.

His work described in his obituary in the Guardian, 2003:

“Arranged in spiralling patterns derived from the Fibonacci number sequence, the lights expressed Merz’s almost mystical views of the universe’s underlying structure – the geometry governing both the natural and human worlds. By this time Merz had himself become something of an artistic monument, notably as the subject of an atmospheric film, Mario Merz (2002), by the British artist Tacita Dean.”


Posted in: Sculpture, SEA 2