Alberto Burri, Italian artist born 1915 died 1995. I first saw Burri's work at the modern art museum in Rome and fell in love instantly. I love his use of materials, simple cuts and colours. The first work of his that I noticed was a canvass sliced open with a red screen visible through the cut. The other work was like the bottom of a crusted lake. I love the use of rust in artwork, and Burri uses it in an amazing way.
His urban planing could be frowned upon though, and although I hate it in a nature-loving way, being the eco-monster that it is, I adore it in an artistic and filosofical point of view.