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Title

Aenigma

1992

Artist

Mimmo Paladino

Italy

18 Dec 1948 –

  • Details

    Date
    1992
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    colour screenprint, etching, carborundum, collage
    Edition
    PH 8/10 [edition of 40 plus 10 AP]
    Dimensions
    100.0 x 135.0 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r. sheet, pencil "M. Paladino 1992".

    Credit
    Gift of Douglas Kagi 2018. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    440.2018
    Copyright
    © Mimmo Paladino

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    Artist information
    Mimmo Paladino

    Works in the collection

    18

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  • About

    Mimmo Paladino is one of the original members of the transavantgarde, a group of Italian expressionist painters active in the 1970s and 1980s s. Breaking with the constraints of minimalism and the sparse materialism of arte povera – two art movements then dominant in Italy – Paladino and his peers revitalised figurative painting and sculpture, taking a free approach to imagery from a whole range of historical sources.

    Paladino’s ‘primitive’ style is immediately distinctive, and his imagery, often allegorical, is drawn from memory and myth. He was born in 1948 in Paduli (Benevento) in southern Italy, a landscape scattered with Egyptian, Greco-Roman and Christian archaeological remains. His figures are haunting, often skeletal bodies with masked faces. He has said he creates art for himself and does not like to give any explanations, preferring to leave it to viewers to make their own interpretations.

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