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b. 1963, Italy

Alessandro Pessoli Biography

Alessandro Pessoli is known for his evocative drawings, paintings, and sculptures that often depict expressive, seemingly melancholy figures within indeterminate spaces and dreamlike narratives. His work is rich in historical references to art, cinema and theatre but also in details drawn from everyday life, popular culture and chance encounters. For Pessoli, history is not a fixed entity but a shifting space, the meaning of which is particular to each different moment in time, and each individual. He is interested in using history as a prism through which to understand the world around him, but also as a means of exploring the subconscious. In Pessoli’s hands, historical characters or historic events often undergo a process of metamorphosis and reimaging that imbues them with an uncanny sense of being connected to the present – as though the past has been revisited and represented in a series of contemporary visions. Pessoli’s work often involves oppositions: saturated tones surround figures depicted in neutral colours, for example, or characters display conflicting emotional states, such as humour and anguish.

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Recent solo exhibition include New Work: Alessandro Pessoli at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2012, Fiamma pilota le ombre seguono at the Maramotti Collection, Reggio Emilia, Italy, 2011, and Macrowall: Alessandro Pessoli at MACRO, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma, Rome, Italy, 2009. Group shows include the 3rd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Greece, 2011 and Italics: Italian Art Between Tradition & Revolution 1968-2008, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 2009.

Alessandro Pessoli was born in Cervia, Italy, in 1963. He lives and works in Los Angeles.

Text courtesy Xavier Hufkens.

Alessandro Pessoli Featured Artworks

The End of March by Alessandro Pessoli contemporary artwork
Alessandro PessoliThe End of March, 2016Oil, spray paint, soft pastels on canvas
66.5 x 41 x 3.5 cm
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Head#5 by Alessandro Pessoli contemporary artwork
Alessandro PessoliHead#5Underglaze ceramic
32.7 x 23.4 x 0.5 cm
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Black hole painting by Alessandro Pessoli contemporary artwork
Alessandro PessoliBlack hole painting, 2018Oil, spray paint, soft pastels on canvas
122 x 112 cm
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Deconstruction Daddy by Alessandro Pessoli contemporary artwork
Alessandro PessoliDeconstruction Daddy, 2018Oil, spray paint on canvas
84 x 63.5 cm
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The Crown by Alessandro Pessoli contemporary artwork
Alessandro PessoliThe Crown, 2014Glazed ceramic, metal wire
52 x 47 x 32 cm
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Alessandro Pessoli Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Alessandro Pessoli, Like A Free Life at Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
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16 March–28 April 2018 Alessandro Pessoli Like A Free Life Xavier Hufkens, 107 rue St-Georges, Brussels

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