In an exhibit space where modern prodigies mingle with established masters, De Re
Gallery will debut its Pop Fiction exhibition by pop artist Mauro Perucchetti on Thursday,
September 10, at 7:00 p.m. Eliciting global issues through a mix of social critique and pop
aesthetics, Perucchetti seeks to truly revive the pop art world.
Inspired by current events and the world around us, Perucchetti is both a master
craftsman and social commentator with his finger on the pulse of contemporary society. He has
pioneered the use of pigmented resin, his signature medium that is unexploited in the art world
and notoriously difficult to work with on a large scale. Incorporating familiar icons of today’s
culture and the 21st century, he has produced innovative and beautifully executed work with a
Pop Fiction is a result of Perucchetti’s conscious passion for life at a physical and
instinctive level, along with his infatuation with aesthetics. Incorporating unique mediums such
as pigmented resin, Swarovski crystals and stainless steel to name a few, he showcases
exceptional craft and an unusual approach. With work ranging from Monument to the Dollar, an
engraved, life-size marble dollar, to Don’t Mess With The US, a sculpture that pays homage to
America and its feat to remain a powerhouse through turbulent times, Perucchetti’s Pop Fiction
can be appreciated by a wide genre of people around the globe.
“I have put everything into making my art. I hope that people will connect with the
messages and ideas in my work. Above all, I want to put “art” back into conceptual art. I am
inspired by the masters and driven by process, technique and style,” says Perucchetti.
Perucchetti’s ability to fuse minimalism and pop, with elegance and ironic wit, has
contributed to his international acclaim with a range of solo and group shows across the world.
He has showcased his work twice at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, UK, at the Baker
and Sponder Gallery in Miami, FL, and at Imago Gallery in Palm Desert, CA, in 2015 to name a
few. Additionally, Perucchetti showcased four monumental sculptures at a 2012 public
installation during FIAC in front of the Louvre in Paris, France. Along with being discussed in
numerous books for his artistic twist on modern day issues, Perucchetti has been featured in
high-profile publications including Vanity Fair Italy, GQ Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and
Blueprint Magazine amongst many others.
Mauro currently has a public installation in the City of West Hollywood with Modern
Heroes, a replica of the original marble life-size Batman and Superman, located next to the
Pacific Design Centre and MOCA. The sculpture is his monument to freedom and equal rights.
Michelangelo 20/20, his tribute to women and particularly their role in history as the “underdog,”
will be installed on September 8. Combining classicism with contemporary issues and his
innovative style of art, these pieces represent a return to Perucchetti’s roots in Italy and his
exploration of themes and boundaries of gender.
Using his background in Film, design, architecture and extensive travel, Mauro
Perucchetti mixes conceptualism, minimalism and pop art in a series of iconic pieces that
inspire society to think about global issues. Pop Fiction will be on display exclusively at De Re
Gallery from September 10-October 10 in Los Angeles: 8920 Melrose Ave. in the West
Hollywood Design district.
For further information on De Re Gallery, visit www.deregallery.com.