Perilli Achille

Perilli Achille

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Achille Perilli was born in Rome on January 28, 1927. He is known for his compositions of shapes that resemble the projection on a plane of parallelepipeds, are eventually irregular and improbable, almost unresolved to the eye. Perilli realizes his works through a strong use of color - pleasant and rigorous at the same time - and supports his work with a deliberate "imprecision" that is to the advantage of expressiveness. He attended classical high school, in 1945 he enrolled in the Faculty of Letters and graduated with a thesis on Giorgio De Chirico's metaphysical painting. With Dorazio, Guerrini, Vespignani, Buratti, Muccini, Maffioletti, Perilli he founded the Gruppo Arte Sociale (GAS); at the same time he collaborated in the creation and editing of the magazines “Ariele” and “La Fabbrica”, organ of the GAS, of which a single issue comes out. In 1947 he participated in the drafting of the Forma 1 manifesto (signed not only by Perilli, but also by Accardi, Attardi, Consagra, Dorazio, Guerrini, Sanfilippo, Turcato) which was published in the first issue of the magazine of the same name. In October of the same year he took part in the first exhibition of the Forma 1 group at the Galleria Art Club. In 1948 he collaborated with Sottsass jr in the realization, at the Galleria in Rome, of the first abstract art exhibition in Italy. In June 1948 Perilli and Dorazio presented a report on the situation of Italian painting in the 1900s at the 1st International Congress of Art Critics in Paris. In 1950 he founded, with Dorazio and Guerrini, the “Age d'Or” Library-Gallery; edited by the "Age d'Or" the first technical-informative book of contemporary art Forma 2 is published. The first and only issue is a "Homage to V. Kandinskij", with texts by Max Bill, Nina Kandinsky, Enrico Trampolines and others; Perilli's essay is dedicated to Kandinsky's handwriting. The "Age d'Or", in collaboration with the Art Club, also organizes the exhibition of Abstract and Concrete Art in Italy (the first complete review of Italian abstractionism) which is held in February at the National Gallery of Modern Art . The artist, always together with Dorazio and Guerrini, realizes number 4 of the architecture magazine “Spazio”, entirely dedicated to abstract art; Perilli publishes an essay entitled "Forty years of abstract art in Italy". In the same year Lucio Fontana invites the “Age d'Or” to collaborate at the Milan Triennale: Perilli, Dorazio and Guerrini collaborate on two large murals, awarded with a silver medal. In 1957 Perilli exhibited at the La Tartaruga Gallery, while in 1963, presented by U.Apollonio, he exhibited his works at the Venice Biennale and at the same time in a solo exhibition in New York at the Bonino Gallery. Also in 1963 he took part in the meetings of the “Gruppo 63” in Palermo: he created sets, projections and costumes for the show “Teatro Gruppo 63” at the Scarlatti room in Palermo. At the beginning of the seventies he made a personal exhibition at the National Gallery in Prague as well as designing numerous personal exhibitions in Italy and again abroad: at the Marlborough Gallery in Rome, at the Galerie Espace in Amsterdam, at the Frankfurter Westend Galerie in Frankfurt, at Jacques Baruch Chicago gallery with graphic works only. Participate in the International Biennal Exhibition of Prints in Tokyo. In 1979 he organized and created for the municipality of Rome the exhibition The Polish avant-garde 1910-1978 at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni. In the Eighties Perilli participated in the creation of “Retina”, the artists' magazine, where he published the manifesto Theory of the geometric irrational. A large retrospective exhibition of his, entitled “Achille Perilli, continuum 1947-1982”, is set up at the Palazzo dei Congressi of the Republic of San Marino. Subsequently he exhibited in a retrospective exhibition of the years 1969/1984 at the Paris Center in Paris entitled “Achille Perilli. The geometric irrational ". In the works of the nineties, Perilli's language is further strengthened in a bright, brilliant and lively chromatism: the forms develop in a two-dimensional condition, expanding into the space of the canvas and acquiring structures of great elegance and movement. Perilli's works are qualified in an absolutely abstract direction and at the same time articulating themselves chromatically they allow color to argue and help the emergence and expression of the forms themselves. In the 2000s Perilli continues to work and exhibit in numerous collective and personal exhibitions as well as being present in important public and private collections such as: Municipal Gallery of Modern Art in Rome, Palazzo delle Esposizioni (Rome), Frankfurter Westend Galerie di Frankfurt, GAM of Turin, MAMAC of Liège, Triennale of Milan, Musèe des Beaux Art, Mons, Marconi Foundation (Milan), Italian Cultural Institute in New York and Washington DC, National Gallery of Modern Art of New Delhi, Rossovermiglio Gallery of Padua, Italian Culture Institute Los Angeles, Walter Bischoff gallery in Berlin, Venice International Art Biennale.

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