This relief expands the picture plane beyond the confines of the canvas and stretcher. The founder of his own experimental micro-movement in Buenos Aires in the 1940s, Lozza dedicated his career to the exploration of a kind of art that was non-illusionistic and non-metaphorical. He hung works like this one on a long wall painted in a single color; freed from the border of a canvas or frame, Relief No. 30 is meant to exist in an actual three-dimensional space, rather than a simulated one.

 

Laura Hoptman, Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture