Further information
Opening: Saturday 25th November 2017, from 6 to 9 pm
Dates: 26th November - 30th December 2017
Location: PUNTO SULL'ARTE, Viale Sant'Antonio 59/61, Varese
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Visiting hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 10.00-13.00 and 15.00-19.00
Sunday: 15.00 - 19.00
Catalogue: READ THE CATALOGUE - Texts by Alessandra Redaelli, Edizioni PUNTO SULL'ARTE


After two years and a half from the previous one, a new solo exhibition will host Alex Pinna as the absolute protagonist at the PUNTO SULL'ARTE Gallery in Varese – Casbeno. OPENING RECEPTION ON SATURDAY 25th November, from 6 to 9 pm.
The artist of the silhouettes and tangled ropes will introduce his most recent artistic research. The focus of his study will again be mankind, whether on this occasion his attention seems to have widened from the soul (the spirit) to the body. Knockout is a tale of fights, defeats and paybacks, but especially it is an analysis of how sporting discipline can turn both body and soul into a single item, a single intention. So here are the tiny and light dancers surrounding the poles. And the boxers, for whom the artist decided to abandon essential pattern for a more defined description, yet maintaining a stylised representation and the choice of depriving its figures of any facial feature. Since the boxer who is ready to attack, as well as the one seized before getting knocked out, could be any of us.
Within the exhibition, the classic rope sculptures, the bronzes, the drawings and a series of brand-new light boxes.

ALEX PINNA: He was born in Imperia in 1967 and attended the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in Milan. Since 1993 he exposed his works within successful solo and group exhibitions throughout Italy and abroud. Among the latest ones, Ti guardo, mi guardo organized at the Fondazione Mimmo Rotella in Catanzaro (2012), The way to get lost, a solo show at Arte Fiera Bologna (2016) and the exposition Estate Italiana at the MOAH in Lancaster - California, USA - (2017). During the years his works have also been exposed in Shanghai, Tel Aviv, London, New York, Los Angeles, Cologne and Lugano. Since 1997 his work has almost always been represented by art Galleries in Arte Fiera Bologna. He lives and works in Milan.