Thomas Monahan

Fine Art

Pino Pinelli

​Pino Pinelli (b. 1938). Inspired by the slightly older Zero artists, Pino Pinelli’s work encapsulates the desire of the era to alter the existence of traditional painting. Through the creation of mixed media geometric foms, Pinelli eliminates the presence of the canvas in its usual form while still hinting at the idea of a painting. His work often comprises of multiple brightly monochromatic elements, that hang on the wall and yet give the impression of a canvas that has been melted or otherwise deconstructed.

Pinelli’s work challenges the traditional idea of painting by creating works that mimic either outlines or geometric trails, and by utilizing the materials themselves to give solidity to the artwork. The artwork in its actual form is transformed through Pinelli’s ideas.

By combining simple geometric shapes and predominantly primary colors, Pinelli has created a unique artform that can not comfortably be categorized since the early 1970s. Pino Pinelli currently lives and works in Milan.

A selection of works