Sam Francis: Freedom of color

2 February - 31 May 2013

Galleria d'Arte Maggiore g.a.m. opens the new year with the work of Sam Francis, among the most sought after artists in the area of American Abstract Expressionism. The monographic exhibition traces the artist's career thanks to a group of works highlighting at first the influence of other American artists - including Jackson Pollock and Clyfford Still - and then presenting the development of his own personal style. After moving to Paris in 1950 and several trips to Japan, Sam Francis learns a different use of space and develops a special sensitivity to color values. The ambition of the artist is to renew the art of his time starting from the color itself that stains, splashes and drips on the canvas with an entirely new vitality and energy.