Mimmo Paladino, ‘Modernist Lithograph’, 20th Century, Lions Gallery
Mimmo Paladino, ‘Modernist Lithograph’, 20th Century, Lions Gallery
Mimmo Paladino, ‘Modernist Lithograph’, 20th Century, Lions Gallery
Mimmo Paladino, ‘Modernist Lithograph’, 20th Century, Lions Gallery

Pencil Signed Modernist Lithograph, 7 of 20.

Mimmo Paladino, Italian sculptor, painter and printmaker, was born in 1948 in Paduli, near Benevento, east of Naples.
In 1964 he visits the Venice Biennale where the work of Robert Rauschenberg in the American Pavilion makes a strong impression, revealing to him the ‘reality of art’. In 1968, he completes his studies at the Liceo artistico di Benevento and within a year participates in a group show in Naples. His early work uses photo-based imagery as well as showing an awareness of conceptual art:
In 1980 he is invited by the Neapolitan critic Achille Bonito Oliva to show in the Aperto section of the Venice Biennale, together with Sandro Chia, Francesco Clemente, Enzo Cucchi and Nicola De Maria.
He publishes the book-object EN DE RE in collaboration with Bonito Oliva (Emilio Mazzoli, Modena), and begins experimenting with etching, aquatint, lino-cuts and xylography.
In 2002-2003 there is a major retrospective held at the Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato.
Represented together with Sandro Chia, Francesco Clemente, Enzo Cucchi and Nicola de Maria in Transavanguardia 1979-1985 at Castello Di Rivoli, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin
In 2003 Zenith installed in the square of the European Parliament headquarters
2004 Works made in close collaboration with Sol Lewitt are displayed at the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte in Rome
2015 Again at the Venice Biennale with a great installation
2016 An important retrospective at the Galleria Christian Stein, Milan.
2016 Mimmo Paladino: Present into Past sculpture exhibition at Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, USA[1]
Paladino currently lives and works in Milan, Rome, Paduli

Condition: Good

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,
The Making Of - Art News - Rai Arte
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