Turi Simeti




Turi Simeti (b. 1929, Alcamo, Sicily) is a self taught artist whom arrived to Rome in the 1950s, which was a flourishing artistic and cultural space in Europe at the time. He was an artist amongst several others, that wanted to capture a tranquil quality through monochromatic abstraction during the aftermath of World War II. His first artworks captured serial repetition using collages made of fabric, cardboard and paper. In the mid 1960's, he moved to Milan to join the Zero group, which included artists like Enrico Castellani, Agostino Bonalumi, etc. It was a turning point in his career, as he started holding solo shows in Germany and Switzerland, and later on in Brazil. 
He's now very active at the global level and his works are part of important public and private collections throughout Europe and the United States.