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Ottavio Pinarello, a short profile and some news
 


 

Ottavio Pinarello (from Padova, near Venice), is an artist, painter and photographer. He grew up in a rich atmosphere of artistic-literary stimuli. His classical studies concurred to deepen in him a humanistic vision through historic, literary and philosophical knowledge, and a natural tendency to the reflection on the qualifying meanings of life. He has devoted himself with passion to studies on history of art and painting, perceiving for this expressive shape a particular and natural predisposition that has carried him to express his own feelings and emotions in his works. After a first short figurative period, his art matures in a pure abstract phase. In it appears a deep interest of the artist for the substance, in a continuous flow and upheaval, until clarifying a series of feelings and allusions. Subsequently, the wish to deepen this search, intersected with a renewed will to explore human feelings, leads him to progressively enter in a new "symbolistic" phase. In it the artist, through the particular use of the stylized profile of human face inserted in scenes between informal and metaphysician, wants to explore some deep aspects of the soul, and its relationships with the feelings, the passions, the substance and the materiality. He aims to assign a human face both to real objects, idealizing them and attributing further meanings, and abstract concepts, decoding and making them concrete.
Since a few years he makes deeper his conceptual way, and, besides
artworks completely pictorial he has started to create artworks on canvas with a mixing of painting and photo. In base to his own state of mind and intuition, Ottavio Pinarello instinctively feels what situations will be represented in a completely pictorial way or through a mixing of painting and photo. In this second case the photographic image that will compose the work is realized by the artist to answer to a his particular vision and feeling, the shot is intended therefore from Pinarello as representation of what we can’t see, but we can only feel. Sometimes he wants to make some changing games between the photographic reality and the pictorial reality, or between the photographic face profile and the pictorial stylized profile. Which is the "real" reality?
After the works created for his one man show "Women's Day - Women's Story" at MD'N Museum in 2013, Pinarello realizes also particular portraits using his peculiar technique of mixing of painting and photo on canvas, he wants to create a characteristic atmosphere, without time and spatial marks.
His works, published since years also by "Arte Contemporanea" review, are in collections of privates, galleries, museums, and foundations.
Paolo Barozzi since 2006 is one of the promoters of O. Pinarello and his artworks (Paolo Barozzi, was close friend and personal assistant of Peggy Guggenheim in Venice in the '60, and then well-known art dealer in Venice and Milan). Ottavio Pinarello has exhibited in many one man shows, in galleries and in institutional spaces, like at MUSINF Museum of Modern Art and Photography of Senigallia (Ancona) and at  MD’N Museum of Trecastelli (Ancona), or like the show realized for him in 2015 by the Municipality and Civics Museums of Padova. He has exhibited in other important shows like Arte Padova, Arte Fiera of Bologna, or Open, the International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations  collateral of Biennale di Venezia. Like other museums and foundations before, also the Cini Foundation in Venice has acquired  artworks of Ottavio Pinarello in 2016..

Many personages of the contemporary art world have wrote or spoke about Ottavio Pinarello, like the architect and art critic Marianna Accerboni, the gallerist and writer Paolo Barozzi (personal assistant of Peggy Guggenheim in Venice in the '60, and then well-known art dealer in Venice and Milan), the art critic Giorgio Bonomi, the curator of MUSINF Museum Prof. Carlo Emanuele Bugatti, the art critic Maria Giovanna Coletti (the curator and president of Tiziano Vecellio Foundation), the art critic prof. Diego A. Collovini (professor at Venice Art Academy, now professor at the Art Department of Udine University), the artist Antonio D'Agostino, the journalist, writer and art critic Giuliano Dal Mas, the art critic Paolo De Grandis (inventor and curator of OPEN the International Exhibition collateral of Biennale di Venezia and of Mostra del Cinema di Venezia), the artist, writer and art critic Gillo Dorfles, the curator Elisabetta Gastaldi (curator of Art Department of Civics Museums Eremitani in Padova), the United States writer and art critic Alan Jones (auctor of the well known book about Leo Castelli), the photographer Maria Mulas (the famous artist, sister of Ugo Mulas), the journalist and writer prof. Ennio Rossignoli, the curator Simona Zava (MD'N Museum), the well known researcher and writer Marino Zorzi (director of the Marciana National  Library in Venice since 1989 till 2007).

Ottavio Pinarello, "profiles" of the artist

 

- Note: Like previously other Museums and Foundations, in 2016 also the Cini Foundation (Venice, Italy) acquired for its collection artworks of Ottavio Pinarello, gotten from collection of Barozzi's Studio (Paolo Barozzi was close friend and personal assistant of Peggy Guggenheim in Venice in the '60, and then well-known art dealer in Venice and Milan).


- Take a look at the article published on "Arte Contemporanea" review about the remarkable exhibition "Ottavio Pinarello - Profiles of an artist", organized in 2015 by the Civic Museums and by the Municipality of Padua.
 

- "Women's Day" is another important one man show of Ottavio Pinarello, realized by the MD'N Museum  of Ripe-Trecastelli (Ancona, Italy), with the co-operation of MUSINF Museum (Senigallia, Italy). Take a look at beghinning of the catalogue.

 

 - Take a look at the article published by the "Arte Contemporanea" review, about the remarkable Pinarello's solo "Reverso: profiles of realities" organized by the MUSINF, Museum of Modern Art and Photography, at the ancient Palace of the Duke in Senigallia (Ancona, Italy).
 

- Note: Here an interview to Ottavio Pinarello, published on the"Arte Contemporanea" review (in Italian)
 

- Note: Take a look at the article published on "Arte Contemporanea" about another Pinarello's one man show. An institutional exhibition organized by the Municipality of Pieve di Cadore (the city of Tiziano Vecellio, between Cortina d'Ampezzo and Auronzo).
 

"Paolo Barozzi, a passion for art" is the photographic book of the artist and also writer Ottavio Pinarello, this volume published by ArteCom (Rome) has the introduction of the famous italian art critic Gillo Dorfles. Also introduced at Venice Biennale (Ca' Giustinian) and at "Spazio Krizia" in Milan. Paolo Barozzi was close friend and personal assistant of Peggy Guggenheim in Venice in the '60, and then well-known art dealer in Venice and Milan. Barozzi has exhibited not only famous italian artists (like Rotella, Vedova, Parmeggiani, Dorazio, ...), but, also in consideration of his contacts with Leo Castelli (New York), is one of the earliest who exhibited in Italy artists like Jasper Johns, Dennis Hoppenheim, Lichtenstein, Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Allan Kaprow, Joseph Kossuth ..., just to remember some names; he was also in touch with the Denise René Gallery in Paris, so he realized in co-operation many exhibitions with Victor Vasarely too. Paolo Barozzi is promoter of Pinarello's works too...

 

 

OPEN 13, EXHIBITED "BLINDFOLDED PROFILE" - "GAGGED PROFILE" - INSTALLATION

Ottavio Pinarello represents Italy at OPEN 13, the International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations at Venice Lido. OPEN is a collateral event to the 67th Venice International Film Festival and to the Venice Architecture Biennale 2010, and was opened the first of September at the well known Excelsior Hotel. For OPEN 13 Pinarello shows an installation based on his 2006 paintings "Blindfolded Profile" - "Gagged Profile". The image of "Gagged Profile" has recently been used in Italy, without the authorization of the author and without the due declaration of paternity, as symbol of the protests "No Gag" against the Decree of the italian Government about the telephone interceptions, in consequence of this the unduly exploited image of the art work has been communicated for weeks on all the national most important means of information.

Click here for the press release about OPEN 13 and for more info about the meanings of this installation.


Installation (mt 3,30x1,60, on a structure in the shape of prisma of mt 4,00x3,00), based on his 2006
"Blindfolded Profile"(cm 80 x 80) - "Gagged Profile" (cm 80 x 80) - paintings on canvas
(Published on "Arte Contemporanea", number of November-December 2007 )

For more info about the unduly use of the "Gagged Profile", there are some newspaper's articles,  on Exibart, Il Corriere della Sera - Corriere del Veneto (10/07/2010), Il Gazzettino (17/07/2010), Il Giornale (26/07/2010). After the international exhibition Open 13 in Venice, again articles on Il Gazzettino and on Il Giornale (either 03/09/2010).

 


- Note: Take a look at the images of the article published on "Arte Contemporanea" (number of November-December 2009), the famous italian review of contemporary art, about the Pinarello's one man show in Udine at the "Nuovo Spazio" Gallery (Venezia - Udine).
 

- Exhibition in VENICE: take a look at the images of the article published on "Arte Contemporanea" (number of May-June 2009), the famous italian review of contemporary art, about the Pinarello's one man show at Barozzi's Studio in VENICE (in Italian).


- Exhibition in Milan: take a look at the images of the article published on "Arte Contemporanea" (number of May-June 2008), the famous italian review of contemporary art, about the Pinarello's one man show at Barozzi's Studio in Milan (in Italian).


- Take a look at the images of the article published on "Arte Contemporanea" (number of November-December 2007), the famous italian review of contemporary art, about the Pinarello's one man show at PIOLA in Treviso (in Italian).
 

- Take a look at the images of the article published on "Arte Contemporanea" (number of May-Giune 2007) about the Pinarello's one man show at RIV. 56 gallery in Padua (in Italian).

 

 

 


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