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Aldo Mondino


Aldo Mondino was born in 1938 in Turin, same city where he died in 2005. He attended a carving course taught by William Hayter, studied at the Ecole du Louvre and at the Academy of Fine Arts, in Paris, city where he moved at the end of Fiftie’s. During the early years of Sixtie’s, the artist re-established himself in Italy where he exhibited in several galleries and pivotal, for Aldo Mondino‘s career, was the encounter with the director of Galleria Il Punto, Gian Enzo Sperone. The recreational dimension and the cultural womb, which makes the artist close to the other who orbitated in Turin during these years, were the main characteristics on which Aldo Mondino‘s artistic research is about. The artist uses proceedure that comes from dadaism such as puns, semantic slips and continuative cultural references able to create a dialectical short-circuit accompanied by figuration. The result is a free art, moved by curiosity that, through divertissement and the conceptual device, indagates the reality without leaving over painting. During the Eightie’s, due to his trips in Morocco, Tunisia, and India Aldo Mondino got close to oriental suggestions and his canvases are polluted by narghilè smokers, rabbies, otoman sultans, dancing sufi ministers. Aldo Mondino participated to venetian Biennial in 1993, where he presented his works produced after his oriental trips. Poliedric and witty, Aldo Mondino was an explorer:  both his genial freedom and his fantasy, brought him to explore lands, cultures, materials and various tecniques: from canvas, to linoleum, to glass, to the use of edible materials as sugar,coffee and chocolate. Aldo Mondino‘s painting act was an incursion on different eras of history of art.