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Aldo Mondino

ALDO Mondino

(Turin, 1938 - Turin, 2005) 

Aldo mondino was born in Turin in 1938. In 1959 he attended the Ecole du Louvre in Paris and the mosaic course held by Gino Severini. In 1961 he returned to Italy where he held his first solo exhibition at L'immagine Gallery in Turin. In 1962 Enrico Crispolti organized an important Mondino’s exhibition at the Alpha Gallery in Venice. Then he met Gian Enzo Sperone, an important meeting for Mondino. In 1965 at the Galleria Stein in Turin he held an exhibition where there is a reflection on painting: paintings with balloons and the series of scales. In 1970 he began an experimentation with the Kings. From 1972 to 1980 he was in Paris again, while in 1976 he was invited to the Venice Biennale. After 1985 the cycle linked to travel begins, from Morocco to Turkey, he paints his famous Dervishes and the Sultans, and then in the East, giving life to the series of Carpets, wall compositions with the mosaic technique, he paints pictorially Spain a series of bulls and bullfighters, he engages in the "game" of sculpture using the most unique materials, from chocolate, to "bic" pens and bronze. He died on March 9, 2005 in his city, Turin.

Among his most important personal exhibitions we can mention: Galleria Bellechasse (Paris, 1960); Galleria L'Image (Turin, 1961); Galleria Il Punto (Turin, 1963); Galleria La Salita (Rome, 1964); Galleria Sperone (Turin, 1964); Gallery Christian Stein (Turin, 1966); Biennale di Venezia (Venice, 1976); Quadriennale di Roma (Rome, 1986); Galleria Sperone (New York, 1990); Galleria Civica d'Arte Contemporanea (Trento, 2000); Galleria De 'Foscherari (Bologna, 2004).

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Aldo Mondino, Up op, 1965
Acrylic and mixed techniques on canvas
cm 100 x 100