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  • Pinot Gallizio

    Galleria Mazzocchi

    Pinot Gallizio took up painting in 1955, at the age of 51, after having dedicated himself to archaeology, to botany, and to studying popular cultures and the phenomenon of nomadism. This exhibition was a representative selection of his entire body of work, produced over a period of less than ten years. His paintings have an abstract matrix, resolved in a gesturalness that layers heavy brushstrokes of oil paint on the canvas. At times the clots of paint condense into confused signs, like small round eyes, or mouths open in threatening smiles. Many of the works have surreal, ironic tides such as

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