If there is one art show I kick myself for missing it’s Giorgio Griffa at Casey Kaplan Gallery in NYC.  I am obsessed with the Italian artist’s work.  His last show titled Fragments 1968-2012 spanned four decades of his career and included paintings on un-stretched canvas and linen.  Looking at the photos of his paintings make me think of symbols and patterns and of the natural progression and flow of things.  Some of them look very ’80s while some of them look very contemporary and even remind me a little of block-printing, and I could really see a few of them being great album art.  I think what first drew me to his work was his use of color – pastels that bleed onto linen and darker tones used to create lines and shapes that merge together to form what looks like it could be some kind of code or numerical formula.  I really hope I get to see his work in person some day.

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