Alessandro Pessoli

1963 · Italy

Artist biography

Alessandro Pessoli is a contemporary artist considered well established, who was born and brought up in Italy. Alessandro Pessoli was born in 1963. Some of the artist's contemporarie that are from the same generation and country include Maurizio Cattelan and Grazia Toderi.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Alessandro Pessoli's work is available on viewing in ZERO... in Milan, Italy and Nino Mier Gallery in Los Angeles, the United States. Alessandro Pessoli's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Proposals for a Collection at annarumma in Naples, Italy. The exhibition was open from 29 November 2019 until 03 January 2020. Alessandro Pessoli's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; SUMMER 2019 (25 June 2019 - 31 July 2019) at Studio Guenzani in Milan and Group Exhibition (08 November 2019 - 20 December 2019) at Nino Mier Gallery in Los Angeles.

Historical Context of Italy

Italy has been tremendously rich in cultural influence since the time of the Romans, this classical period has exerted a fascinating influence on the cultural development and identity of the country. Italy represents the realm of the Renaissance, called 'Rinascita' in Italian, translating to 'rebirth'. The Renaissance has been considered, from the early 1400s, as the first extensive blossoming of cultural erudition in art, architecture, music, poetry, philosophy and politics since the Middle Ages. During the modern and contemporary period, Italy was afflicted by the fascism of Mussolini but has nevertheless remained as an important focal point for artistic expression, spawning movements such as Futurism, Arte Povera and the Minimalism related to the Zero Movement, as well as the expressive painting of the Transavanguardia. Critically acclaimed Italian artists of the twentieth and twenty first centuries include Giorgio Di Chirico, Giacomo Balla, Giorgio Morandi, Alberto Giacometti, Lucio Fontana, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Francesco Clemente and Mimmo Paladino.

Further Biographical Context for Alessandro Pessoli

Alessandro Pessoli was born in 1963 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time influential art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Alessandro Pessoli

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