The figure of the artist Mimmo Rotella is linked to the movement of Nouveau Réalisme and international Pop Art. In particular, the first phase of his activity was characterized by trips for study reasons to the United States during which he experiments with different painting styles that will lead him to revolutionize the artistic languages of the postwar period.
In the fifties, having returned to Italy, Rotella developed the technique that would make him famous in the contemporary artistic world: the décollage that is not used to build, but to demolish the work and was the "tear" the tool used to express himself. The protagonists of these early works are the stars of American cinema such as Marilyn Monroe, former muse of the great master of Pop Art Andy Warhol, whose works have influenced the artist's career.
Mec Art, assemblage, ready-made and Art-typo, Mimmo Rotella has ranged between different techniques and languages always trying to innovate and renew his own stylistic code.
In Sfera Rotella pictorially inserts symbols with mythical references and obscure meanings. The head of the Roman divinity, two-faced Janus, god of beginnings, of duplicity, guardian of entrances and thresholds, stands out in the center of the composition. The work also features the caption "Sphere", figuratively symbol of the earth and absolute geometric perfection. On this occasion the artist enjoyed combining symbolic images of ambiguous reading using the décollage as a support for images and writings, the real protagonists of the work.
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