Opening, Exhibition — Painting

Pino Pinelli: Four Decades of “Rettangolo Tagliato”

12 May up to 31 July 2022
→ The Merchant House
Herengracht 254
1016 BV Amsterdam
  • Friday 13:00—18:00
  • Saturday 13:00—18:00
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Open on Fri, Sat

The new solo show of Pino Pinelli (1938, IT) at TMH is the artist’s dazzling response to a proposed survey of his rettangolo tagliato, or “broken rectangle,” paintings. In his sketches for TMH, Pinelli opted for fiery red and tone-neutral sequences. Starting with Pittura GR of 1976 as a centerpiece, and with his later works in a point/counterpoint dialogue, the radically monochromatic sweep of the show creates a sense of physical immersion. It highlights the works’ palpable embodiment of color (pittura con corpo) and their emotional, baroque effect.

Pinelli’s idiosyncratic casts of pure color with an “invitation to touch” and disseminations in space have been exhibited in over one hundred personal shows in museums and institutions. He has participated in major international exhibitions, including the Venice Biennale in 1997 and 1986, and is part of museum collections worldwide, most recently that of the Centre Pompidou in Paris. His full retrospective Pino Pinelli: Painting Beyond the Limit took placeat the Palazzo Reale—Gallerie d’Italia, Milan, in 2018. In 2021, he was prestigiously featured at Art Basel Unlimited. Pinelli lives and works in Milan.