Mauro Perucchetti's body of work combines Conceptual, Minimalist and Pop Art traditions.
A pioneer in the use of resin, he is at ease with an endless variety of mediums, embracing techniques from classical methods to totally experimental ones. Always true to an innate sensitivity for materials and a "classical" sense for aesthetics, his work is always a sensorial experience; stimulating to the eyes and the sense of touch.
His techniques embody a quest for perfection combined with urban narrative.
Mauro Perucchetti's art takes a critical yet light-hearted approach, relying on symbols to create meaning. He unites Pop aesthetics with social comment to address some of the most pressing and difficult issues in today's society in a way that is subtle and accessible, without being trite, shocking or obscure.
Mauro Perucchetti is, above all, an artist who is connected; he sees the bigger picture and has his finger firmly on the pulse of contemporary society.
Mauro Perucchetti channels a minimal approach to painting through an intense yet controlled use of colour, brush and medium. Working in pigment, oil paint, and mixed media, Mauro challenges the fundamentals of painting, with luscious compositions of textural forms which seem to reconnect what is on the canvas to the textures of its origins on the painter's palette.
"Although not quite sculptures, the artworks are definitely three-dimensional paintings" says Mauro "this makes me think of how Enrico Castellani coined the beautifully simple description he gave to some of his work: SUPERFICI or Surfaces. Painting is intrinsically related to my emotions and experiences and SUPERFICI is the result of uncountable scans of the surroundings that my senses record while being in nature. The beauty that manifest itself with textures, colours and scents in nature becomes abstract on canvas."
These are unchartered territories, which the viewer can explore at will and marvel at the fact that they never look the same twice.
Depending on the light washing the three-dimensional surfaces of the paintings the viewer can literally get lost in a sea of colours and in the shadows and highlights created by the topography of the organic textures.
All abstract, some more minimalist and some more abstract expressionist, all are what you make of them, but all carry a distinct signature which make it difficult not to recognize the artist's sensibility intrinsic to them.
News11-14 May 2022
Mauro exhibiting at The Eye of the Collector
Eye of the Collector's second edition will be held at Two Temple Place, London
from 11-14 May 2022 (11 May by invitation only)
Exhibitions & Installations
Visit the Exhibitions page, scroll down to view the latest gallery shows & various installations of Mauro's artwork.