Mimmo Paladino, ‘Etrusco’, 2001, Wallector
Mimmo Paladino, ‘Etrusco’, 2001, Wallector
Mimmo Paladino, ‘Etrusco’, 2001, Wallector

Edition of 100 prints. Very good conditions.

Domenico Paladino, known as Mimmo (Paduli, 1948), is an italian artist, painter, sculptor and engraver. He was among
the main exponents of the Transavanguardia, italian artistic movement founded in 1980, that reconsidered painting and traditional artistic techniques as renewed after the conceptual movements developed in Europe in 1970s. As perfect example of the renewed traditional forms of art, the subject of this lithograph recalls mithological and ancient protagonists, while the use of several bright colours reminds us the passing of conceptual art. Paladino works are exposed in some of the most important international museums, like the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Signature: Hand signed and numbered.

About Mimmo Paladino

Mimmo Paladino’s affiliation with the Transavanguardia movement (the Italian version of Neo-Expressionism) arose from his method of borrowing from an array of past artistic traditions and iconographies. Working across two- and three-dimensional mediums, Paladino draws inspiration from both the ancient and the modern, from Egyptian, tribal, and classical images to Modernist painting and sculpture. Paladino’s mastery of the styles of printmaking is illustrated by his many semi-figurative prints depicting a primitive male form with object in hand, such as the “Matematico” series (2001). Rendered in classical materials like bronze and stone, Paladino's sculptures take on traditional sculptural subjects, like horses, birds, and the human figure, but with a graceful elongation.

Italian, b. 1948, Paduli, Italy, based in Italy

Group Shows

2017
Scuderie di Palazzo Aragona, 
Vasto, Province of Chieti, Italy,
Un Secolo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea dalle Collezioni Private Abruzzesi
2015
Biennale di Venezia, 
Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy,
56° Biennale d'Arte di Venezia - Padiglione Italia
2015
Palazzo Fibbioni, 
L'Aquila, Italy,
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