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Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 1939, in La Spezia.

Painter (mixed media).

Ponzio IV was a member of the Arte Povera Group in Turin at the end of the 1960s. His work features scrap material, particularly rusted wrought iron: he creates architectural designs, balustrades, windows, gratings or pieces of furniture, including beds, featuring Baroque curves and elegant lines. His fresco-like paintings feature more traditional subjects such as flowers, and religious and naive scenes....

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Tunga  

Brazilian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 8 February 1952, in Palmares (Pernambuco).

Sculptor, installation artist.

Tunga trained as an architect. As in Arte Povera, Tunga's work is meant to be close to life. He draws his materials from everyday life and works with familiar objects ranging from bowls and thimbles, to heavy materials like iron, copper or other metal plates and copper wire, as well as organic matter like hair, and more recently with blown glass. Tunga then integrates another dimension by adding literary, philosophical and scientific references. From accumulations and excesses Tunga builds up an original personal fiction, which destabilises perception, confuses scales and multiplies the connections between the objects, materials and the more anatomical shapes and colours and, in so doing transports the viewer to an imaginary phantasmagorical world. After ...