Thursday, 13 October - 5:30 pm - free admission - Painting -
PERSONAL EXHIBITION OF PAOLO DORIGO
Born in Venice in 1959. He works in the field of IT and started painting in
1985 while held in preventive custody, one of several periods when he was
held without being sentenced, for political offences against the State.
With an interest in the works of Soviet avant-garde, futurist, cubist and
abstract artists, he began a study that he named "Forma/Colore".
Between the end of the 1980s and the early 1990s, he created the series
"Colore/vivo", "Pensieri e pensierini", and
"Contro/corrente". During that time, he exhibited in various
cities around Italy and his works were put on permanent display at the
Fenice Arts Gallery. Critics who have discussed his work include
Giuseppe Mazzariol, Toni Toniato, Umberto Daniele, Giorgio Segato and
Nicola Valenzin. Arrested
once more in 1993 for political reasons, during his long period in custody
he approached figurative painting with drawings, portraits and large
realist murals pieced together on large sheets of paper. Since 2002 he has
reported of being tortured with mind control techniques. In 2005, he
obtained house arrest for health reasons, after more than twelve years in
prison. He currently lives and works at Mira (VE).
Exhibition curated by Emanuele Horodniceanu
The works will remain on show until 2 November 2005