I see the deciphering of my field of vision

YEAR: 1969
TECHNIQUE: Photolithography on paper
DIMENSIONS: 30 x 24 cm
At the front: signature Bolaffi Arte editions


Italian artist (Genova 1940). Exponent of the conceptual avant-garde, through the continuous experimentation of techniques and materials he developed a personal dialectical reflection on art, with particular attention to the relationship between artist and spectator. Present in the most important Italian and foreign museums, he obtained, among other awards, an honorable mention at the 12th São Paulo Biennial of Brazil (1973), the Fonta award. LIFE AND WORKS. Having settled in Turin since 1952, he studied at the Institute of Graphic Arts and Photography. Through photographs, reproductions, casts, collages, his research tends to analyze the structures of art in a dialectical position towards the history of images and their relationship with the user. Among his works, present in major national and international events, we remember: Young man who looks at Lorenzo Lotto (1967); Apotheosis of Homer (1970-71); Mimesi (1975); De pictura (1979); Portrait of the artist as a model (1980); Cariatids (1980); Contemplator enim (1991); Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian (2002).

In addition to invitations to the Venice Biennale (1979, 1976,1984,1993, 1997) and to Documenta di Kassel (1977, 1982, 1993), from 1964, the year of his first solo exhibition at Galleria la Salita in Rome, P. in galleries and museums all over the world. Among the most recent personalities are the exhibitions at the Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Turin (1998-99), at the Palazzo Forti Gallery of Modern Art in Verona (2001); at the Kunstmuseum in Winterthur and the Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte in Münster (2005); at the Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art of Bergamo (2006); at the Rome Macro (2013). Since 1969, P. has dedicated to the theater an intense activity in the realization of various theatrical sets, in collaboration with C. Quartucci. Among the most recent projects are the scenes for the Valchirie by R. Wagner at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples (2005).