Heather James Fine Arts presents "Max Pellegrini: A Retrospective."
Spanning 50 years of works, Pellegrini's paintings combine pop culture and old master references, beautiful contemporary people and religious folklore in a dreamlike painting style.
For the better part of 50 years, the Turin, Italy based artist Max Pellegrini has used photography and painting — and a visual vocabulary of trippy landscapes, beautiful people, and meaningful symbols — to compose his stories. Pellegrini’s work embodies the culture of the 20th century, drawing on the ideas of the Masters and giving them new context and relevance. His psychedelic works often reference Italian music, literature, fashion, and iconography — from the Renaissance to Postmodernism. Max Pellegrini’s paintings are a flashback in classic and pop culture — a trip in time with poignant narratives embedded in symbolic references.