Alessandro Pessoli
Italian, born 1963
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Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
Like a Free Life,
Xavier Hufkens
2012
Greengrassi at Art 43 Basel 2012,
Greengrassi
2011
Alessandro Pessoli | Fiamma pilota le ombre seguono,
Collezione Maramotti

In painting, drawing, collage, and sculpture, Alessandro Pessoli has built a distinctive cast of characters that are at once heroic, tragic, earnest, and comic. Pessoli alludes to religious symbols—crucifixes and familiar classical arrangements like the nativity or annunciation—mixed with sexual symbols to create enigmatic narratives. With titles like The Musician (2010) and The Blue Bitch (2010), Pessoli’s small-scale, highly abstracted ceramics include familiar objects like a candle, a window, or a face, realizing many of Pessoli’s formal concerns three-dimensionally.