Mauro Perucchetti (b.1949)

Biography

Executed in vibrant pop colours and featuring an array of enigmatic symbols, Perucchetti's vast canvases are a celebration of a new-found freedom in abstraction. His paintings combine influences of Surrealism, Modernism and Abstract Expressionism, allowing Perucchetti to experiment with his own subconscious and create a process that is instinctive yet meticulously precise. The artistic impact of these movements becomes apparent through Perucchetti's spontaneous gestural brush-strokes, which expose an automatist approach to painting. Meanwhile, his visually whimsical, ever-changing shapes stimulate the mind and lure the viewer into a state of subconscious contemplation. It is this subconscious contemplation that is intrinsic to Perucchetti's artistic practice. In his own words, 'the images I produce (…) and the reason why I produce them are buried in the deeper layers of my mind and pertain more to the subconscious than to a conscious thinking process'

Perucchetti's work has been exhibited worldwide and forms part of a number of important permanent collections including The Gateway Foundation and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in the USA, The Wellcome Collection and The David Roberts Art Foundation (DRAF) in the UK. He has exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, London and notable pubic installations include Marble Arch, London and in front of the Louvre, Paris.

Exhibitions at Alon Zakaim Fine Art:

Nuvole, 7 September - 31 October 2018