About Paolo da San Lorenzo
Paolo da San Lorenzo was born in 1935 in San Lorenzo in Campo, in the province of Pesaro-Urbino, Italy, and after an international education, he returned to the country of his birth. Following early joint exhibitions in several Italian cities, he moved to Paris and started his artistic journey in the era of Post-Cubism. In 1962 He returned to Italy, where he continued to make himself known through his personal exhibitions in various cities in Italy.
In 1986 he again exhibited abroad, and represented by Galleria Palma Arte, his work was shown in Tahiti, Australia, and several European cities including Stockholm, Nice, Paris, Dijon and Rouen.
In 1995 he received the Art and Works lifetime achievement award, and since 1998 he has been included in the Acca in Arte Yearbook.
He reached another milestone in 2001 when with the collaboration of the A. A. I. Gallery in Vienna he took part in over 200 art fairs and exhibitions, both personal and joint.
In May 2008 his work was shown in the Moya Museum of Modern Art in Vienna.
In April 2010 he was welcomed at the China World Trade Centre Exhibition in Peking, and at the Exhibition Hall in Beijing
Paolo da SanLorenzo
WIRE AND SHAPES
Paolo da San Lorenzo is passionate about history, and has always been interested in the deeds of great men, particularly those of a great leader who in about 1200 CE was able to bring under his rule the vastest empire in the history of mankind: the empire of the Wolf, better known as Genghis Khan. This passion inspired works in which a dense network of brilliant paths emerges forcefully against luminous backgrounds. Flexes and forms interweave, pursue one another, and fade away only to become thick and dense with colour once more, in imaginary itineraries. This is how the artist aimed to broach in his own way this latest research, adding a final piece to the many pictorial cycles that he has painted in his long, fruitful career.
In the works belonging to this cycle Paolo da San Lorenzo envisages the home as a symbol of the human soul and the “Portal” where all the signs of time come to rest. It is here that the sun and snow, the wind and rain, carve out deep cracks and lesions, just like life, where joys and disappointments mark people’s lives. He strives to show all this on his canvases using emphatic gestures and material colour that is sometimes deep and intense, and at others is grainy, opaque and dissolves as an allegory of time that consumes men and matter.
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