Pietro Finelli, Volcano, 2001

2.600,00  incl. VAT

Pietro Finelli, Volcano, 2001

2.600,00  incl. VAT


  • Year Of Creation: 2001
  • Pastel On Paper
  • 35.5 X 27.9 cm (Without Frame) / 44 X 51.5 cm (With Frame)
  • Framed
  • Certificate Of Authenticity
  • Delivery: 14 days for Germany and EU Countries. 20 days for non-EU Countries
  • Item Number: AQ 505

The Artist


born 1957 in Milan, Italy

An ode to the cinema, Pietro Finelli’s Oeuvre is a contemporary masterpiece comprising fragments from movie scenes and film history. During his art study at the Benevento’s Art High School and Architecture at Naples University Pietro Finelli discovered his passion for cinema, particularly in the classic american genre of film production – the „Noir“ movie of the 1940s and 1950s. Since that time the paintings, pastels, and collages of Finelli have the cinematics as a main subject. 

His interest in cinematography is based on the cognitive-visual process that this expressive medium triggers off in a problematic dimension, precisely in the „noir“ movies. The artist is fascinated and literally captured by an atypical manner to emphasize primerily on the vision and the visibility of the artwork than on the theme. Finelli translates the high-contrast black-and-white cinematography of a group of favorite scenes into large size paintings with an idiosyncratic vision in subtle hues, half incisive characterization, half cartoon. With a few strokes on the canvas, Pietro Finelli creates the dark atmosphere of the mysterious "noir" films of the 1940s and 1950s. Dark obsession, dark spaces, mysterious, nocturnal view of anonymous cities, light and shadow, people without faces – all these details reinforce the alienation effect. In Finelli`s paintings the darkness makes visible.

„Pietro Finelli ist Erzähler von Geschichten, die auf Fragmenten der Existenz aufgebaut sind, deren Motivation aus der Notwendigkeit besteht, eine tiefere Identität zu suchen, ein sog.“ inhärentes Substrat „, das die Fülle des Lebens zurückbringt. Finellis Kunst ist eine Ikonographie der Intuition, die verschiedene Ebenen des Ausdrucks mit einander verbindet und wiederholt die Grenzen zwischen Realität und Illusion auflöst. Auf diese Weise ist der Betrachter frei, in einer unbegrenzten Reihenfolge von Bedeutungen einzutauchen, die in einem niemals endenden Prozess miteinander verbunden sind. Wie von Benjamin bestätigt wird, ist in diesem Prozess eine kontinuierliche Anreicherung der „Erfahrungsqualität“ möglich. „

Tiziana Conti (Kurator)

Pietro Finellis Werk wurde auf Ausstellungen in nationalen und internationalen Galerien und Museen gezeigt, darunter in der Galerie MC in New York, Il Ponte Contemporanea in Rom, Galerie Pack in Mailand, Castel Nuovo Museum in Neapel, Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain (Mamco) in Genf, Stiftung FJKlemm  in Buenos Aires, Galerie Jacques Cerami in Belgien, VELAN Zentrum für Gegenwartskunst in Turin, Italien.

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