PINO PINELLI - Biography

Pino Pinelli was born in Catania in 1938. He lives and works in Milan.

In the seventies he was one of the protagonists of the current that Filiberto Menna defined Analytical Painting distinguishing itself, inside, for the monochromaticity of his works, and for the "dissemination" which consists in breaking the picture and placing the "fragments / scales ”, On which his research focuses from that moment.

Forms and materials are transformed, over the years, while remaining strictly coherent with their own aniconicity; invents a mixed technique, resulting in various amalgamated materials that, covered with veils of paint, take on the appearance of a sensuously tactile "pictorial skin", almost like velvet.

He holds more than one hundred personal exhibitions in Italian and international museums and cultural institutions; we will mention only a few: Kunstverein Villa Franck of Ludwigsburg, Musée d'Art of Langre, Forum Kunst of Rottweil, Civic Gallery of Art of Gallarate, Kunstverein Schoss Lamberg of Steyr, Exhibition Center la Rocca Paolina of Perugia, Italian Institute of Culture of London and Prague, Cascina Roma San Donato Milanese, Villa La Versiliana of Pietrasanta, Aeolian Archaeological Museum "Bernabò Brea" of Lipari, Palazzo del Duca, Senigallia ...


Among the numerous collective exhibitions, we mention: Biennale di Venezia (1986/1997), Rome Quadriennale (1986/2006), Triennale d'Arte Lalit Kala Akademi of New Delhi, and among the museums: Galleria Civica di Modena, Civic Gallery of Turin, Musée d'Art Modern in Paris, National Gallery of Rome, Palazzo Forti in Verona, Villa Arson in Nice, Kunstverein in Hannover, Haus am Waldsee in Berlin, Kunstverein in Bregenz, Hochshule für Angewandte Kunst in Vienna, Kunstverein in Frankfurt.

Among the most recent exhibitions: Abstract Figures, Palazzo Rospigliosi in Rome, Fontana Manzoni Pinelli at the Kreissparkasse in Rottweil, Figure Mancanti, Palazzo Bricherasio, in Turin, Painting 70, Fondazione Zappettini, Chiavari and Milan, Italian Art at the MART in Rovereto, Painting analytical at the Museo della Permanente in Milan, “Pittura Aniconica. Paths between art and criticism in Italy 1968-2007 ", Casa del Mantegna, in Mantua," Thinking Painting - An international research line in the 70s ", Museum of Contemporary Art Villa Croce, in Genoa," Le noir absolu et le lecons de ténèbres "Villa Tamaris Center D'Art, La Seyne sur Mer, France," Monochrome. The utopia of color ", Convento del Carmine, Marsala," Surfaces sensitive ", CAMEC, La Spezia," Image of Light ", Villa Clerici, Milan," BAG ", installation, Bocconi University, Milan