GATTIN, Ivo, painter (Split, 5/18/1926 – Zagreb, 11/20/1978). He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in 1953. From 1963 to 1970, he worked in Milan. At his first exhibition, he presented his surrealist works. In 1956, he began to explore Art Informel, experimenting with new techniques (the use of fire) and materials (wax, sand, resin), which led him to give up the classic painting format and strive to a more independent work in plastics (Red Surface with Two Slashes, 1961). For his drawings and prints, he used the procedure of “frottage”, as well as burning, ripping and perforations. He held solo exhibitions in Zagreb (1956, 1957, 1978), Venice (1959), Milan (1964) and Novara (1965).

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