Pino Pinelli

Turchetto Plurima / Galleria Il Milione

These two exhibitions of work by Pino Pinelli traced his development from the mid ’70s to the present. In monochrome, Pinelli has found a condition for redefining painting critically. For him, as for most other analytical painters, the reduction to a single color is equivalent to the elimination of subjectivity, but in Pinelli’s work the chromatic values are radically mitigated, because his intentions are focused on the construction of a pictorial event. The manual quality of the work is evident: colors are made visible through the application of several coats of paint, while the complete paintings result from the sum of identical, small fragments. In this way, the monochrome loses its integrity, and the fragmentation of the whole becomes a spatial investigation. Mindful of Lucio Fontana’s work, Pinelli looks at space as the only referent of painting, and he uses the two elements as

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