1938 · Italy
Building on the legacy of the Group Zero artists and also a key contributor to the Pittura Analitica network, Italian master (Giuseppe) Pino Pinelli carried forth the discussion of modernism in how he broke the rules of traditional painting.
Often creating independent planar compositions that exude bold colors, Pinelli then pairs these works together in novel combinations. The result is a space in which the viewer of Pinelli’s works must question whether what they see is one large composition or rather several component parts who junctures are reinforced by the incredible texture Pinelli conveys in his work. Thanks to this texture it becomes even more difficult to determine if one is to pull these works together or to consider them separately. It is this level of intrigue that makes Pinelli’s work so spellbinding.
Born in Catania in 1938, Pinelli eventually moved to Milan to establish his studio. It is in Milan that Pinelli is still based today, however, his work is often showcased around the globe. In addition to his 1986 and 1997 respective invitations to exhibit at the Venice Biennale, Pinelli has enjoyed the exhibition of his work at Galleria Civica in Modena; the Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris; the Kunstverein in Hannover; the Kunstverein in Bregenz; and the Hochshule für Angewandte Kunst in Vienna.