Smartphone - donna seduta e uomo in piedi

Michelangelo Pistoletto

Smartphone - donna seduta e uomo in piedi, 2018

Silkscreen on super mirror stainless steel

150x250

Gallery

Giorgio Persano

Italy

Price: 550,000 USD

About The Work

Since the ‘60s his work mainly deals with the subject matter of reflection. According to the artist, mirror paintings are the foundation of his oeuvre, introducing the dimension of time (not just represented, but presented in reality); the inclusion in the work of the viewer; the joining of opposite polarity as static/dynamic, surface/depth, absolute/relative, constituted and activated by the interaction between the photographic image. “Smartphone - donna seduta e uomo in piedi” fixes a moment of everyday life mediated by a digital device. The subjects shown seem to isolate themselves in their gestures, bringing the viewer even closer to seeking a dialogue with them. Communication, as we can well understand, has another side and that is the lack of communication.

About Michelangelo Pistoletto

Michelangelo Pistoletto (Biella, 1933). Lives and works in Biella, Italy. Michelangelo Pistoletto is acknowledged as one of the main representatives of the Italian Arte Povera. His works are to be found in the contemporary art collections of leading international museums. In 2003 he won the Venice Biennale’s Golden Lion for Lifelong Achievement. In 2007, in Jerusalem, he received the Wolf Foundation Prize in the Arts. In 2013 the Louvre hosted his personal exhibition and he received the Praemium Imperiale for painting in Tokyo. Since the ‘60s his work mainly deals with the subject matter of reflection. According to the artist, mirror paintings are the foundation of his oeuvre, introducing the dimension of time (not just represented, but presented in reality); the inclusion in the work of the viewer; the joining of opposite polarity as static/dynamic, surface/depth, absolute/relative, constituted and activated by the interaction between the photographic image.

Giorgio Persano

Founded in 1975 by Giorgio Persano, who collaborated with and supported artists from arte povera to minimal and conceptual art. Today, the gallery shows works by these established artists alongside a selection works by young artists from the international scene. These young artists are connected by an interest in exploring their own cultural roots. In this way, the gallery intends to document and give visibility to a variety of experiences that are tied to the personal history and culture of the artist specifically, as well as experiences that are deeply rooted in the wider cultural context.

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