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Turi Simeti is a contemporary painter renown for working with the oval shape in a monochrome format. Turi Simeti was born in Alcamo, Trapani, Italy in the year 1929. Simeti often paints on shaped canvases.

Simeti was heavily influenced the Italian sculptor Alberto Burri. Another key influence was Lucio Fontana.

Below a great retrospective of works by the artist:

The artist was a member of the Zero group. This group was made up of younger contemporary artists including Enrico Castellani.

Simeti has also lived for periods of time in Brazil. The artist is now based out of Milan, Italy.

Price range information: Works range from $20,000 to $350,000.

Simeti is part of many prestigious collections including the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janiero and the Wilhelm-Hack-Museum located in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

What a unique interpretation of the oval shape. Similar to Lucio Fontana in that both artists used a great deal of repetition in their art.