PRIMO MARELLA GALLERY

HE WANTED TO TURN THE SKY UPSIDE DOWN. Homage to Paolo Cotani

07 - 25 September 2021

 
from 7 to 25 September 2021
 
Primo Marella Gallery
Via Lucchini 10 - 6900 Lugano 
 
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On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the death of the Artist Paolo Cotani (1940-2011), the Associazione Paolo Cotani together with the three representative galleries of the artist's work are pleased to announce the international exhibition HE WANTED TO TURN THE SKY UPSIDE DOWN.
 
The exhibition, curated by Daniela Ferraria, will be held through the locations of the three galleries that together wish to remember the Artist with a shared and simultaneous project, exhibiting historical works and more recent masterpieces by Paolo Cotani, one of the greatest representative artists of the Analytic Painting movement, artistic experience among the most significants of the 1970s. 
 
"[…] My intention remains that of conducting a discourse on painting, made of quantities, accumulations, and thicknesses. But whilst working on a given surface (the canvas), the progressive degrees of quantity produced a retinal-perceptive result which excluded the parallel interaction of the use of the mediums and the mental and gestural intentions of painting; now the result coincides with the process of creation. Objectifying the use of the material (the wrapping that takes the place of the brush) I tend to achieve the parallel and constant growth between medium and gesture, between the formation of the surface and the working procedure”.
- Paolo Cotani
(from “Sui materiali: bande elastiche + telaio + colore”, Grado zero, exhibition catalogue, Milan, 1974)
 
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EXHIBITION LOCATIONS
 
Primo Marella Gallery - Lugano 
 
Galerie Rolando Anselmi - Berlino & Roma
 
Galleria Mazzoleni - Torino
Bende

Paolo Cotani

Bende
1975
Acrylic and elastic bandages
100 x 100 cm

Bende
1975 - Acrylic and elastic bandages - 100 x 100 cm

Bende

Paolo Cotani

Bende
1975
Acrylic and elastic bandages
100 x 100 cm

Bende
1975 - Acrylic and elastic bandages - 100 x 100 cm

Bende

Paolo Cotani

Bende
1975
Acrylic and elastic bandages
100 x 100 cm

Bende
1975 - Acrylic and elastic bandages - 100 x 100 cm

Bende

Paolo Cotani

Bende
1976
Acrylic and elastic bandages
100 x 100 cm

Bende
1976 - Acrylic and elastic bandages - 100 x 100 cm

Bende

Paolo Cotani

Bende
1976
Acrylic and elastic bandages
60 x 60 cm

Bende
1976 - Acrylic and elastic bandages - 60 x 60 cm

Benda

Paolo Cotani

Benda
1976
Acrylic and elastic bandages
60 x 120 cm

Benda
1976 - Acrylic and elastic bandages - 60 x 120 cm

Torsioni

Paolo Cotani

Torsioni
2007
Steel, rope and acrylic on canvassed board
Cm 140 x 45 x 4

Torsioni
2007 - Steel, rope and acrylic on canvassed board - Cm 140 x 45 x 4

Tensioni

Paolo Cotani

Tensioni
2007
Belts and steel
Cm 250 x 131,5 x 18,5

Tensioni
2007 - Belts and steel - Cm 250 x 131,5 x 18,5

Tensioni

Paolo Cotani

Tensioni
2007
Belts and steel
Cm 198 x 58 x 15

Tensioni
2007 - Belts and steel - Cm 198 x 58 x 15

Torsioni

Paolo Cotani

Torsioni
2007
Steel, rope and acrylic on canvassed board
Cm 140 x 90 x 4

Torsioni
2007 - Steel, rope and acrylic on canvassed board - Cm 140 x 90 x 4