From June 20 to September 21, 2019 Dep Art Gallery in Milan (Via Comelico 40) hosts a solo show by Pino Pinelli (Catania, 1938) who presents a series of works made between 1973 and 1976, a time when the artist devoted himself to exploring themes related to monochromes and the potentials of color.
The exhibition, titled Pino Pinelli. Monochrome Color as Destiny and as Prophecy , curated by Francesco Tedeschi, presents 13 works, including diptychs, triptychs, and a polyptych, based on the use of primary colors and in some cases complementary ones, and a critical interpretation of the shape-painting, that is, bypassing the picture’s limit, intended as the canvas and stretcher, as a whole. These works already indicate what would become his practice, the “breakup of the painting” and subsequently its “dissemination,” both from 1976.
A monograph (Dep Art Gallery), edited by Francesco Tedeschi, accompanies the exhibition and catalogues a part of the works Pinelli made during those years.