1925 - 2003, Italy
Mario Merz spent the second half of the twentieth century making art and was one of the leading members of the Italian artistic movement known as Arte Povera. Merz used a combination of both natural and manufactured materials to create art that reflected the fusion between the natural world and the world of men. He was fascinated by the study of geometry in architecture and nature and is perhaps best remembered for his series of 10 canvases connected together and lit by neon rods.
Mario Merz. Fibonacci / Untilted (Una somma reale d'una somma di gente), 1972.