Argentine-Italian, 1899-1968. Lucio Fontana was a prolific sculptor and theorist, and the founder of Spatialism. One can find a continuous display of a relentless interest in the relationship between surface and dimensionality, a theory he paraded throughout his career. Fontana focused on the spatial qualities of sculpture and paintings by tearing through the two-dimensionality of a traditional picture plane. This theory was executed in Concetto Spaziale, where he would cut and puncture, slicing through canvases and leaving slash marks to open up the dimensional space beneath, lending almost a violent energy to his works.