Mauro Perucchetti
Italian, b. 1949

Mauro Perucchetti brings together the Conceptual, Minimalist and Pop Art traditions in a painstakingly sculpted body of work made of resin and crystals, chrome and marble. Reliant on symbols to convey meaning, his attractive pieces deal out a pointed political and social critique, subtly addressing some of the most pressing issues in contemporary society.

Perucchetti continues the tradition of the Masters, perfecting and developing his expertise and technique to produce beautifully tactile pieces. There is an excellence and elegance to Perucchetti’s work, reflecting his heartfelt belief that the artist has a responsibility to produce work of a high standard.

With bold, synthetic colours and pristine, shiny surfaces, Perucchetti’s art appeals to the eyes and to the sense of touch. The jelly baby - a recurring symbol for Perucchetti – demonstrates his skill, concern for craftsmanship and the complexity of his work. The jelly baby is unique in its production, based around Perucchetti’s technically groundbreaking use of polyurethane resin. Resin is highly unstable, and Perucchetti has devoted years to manipulating the material, and perfecting a technique which allows him to use the liquid on such a large scale. The figures have a unique transparency, and depth of colour, altering in their colour, shape and mass under different lights.

With pieces in public collections in the United States and Britain and in many private collections, Perucchetti has achieved considerable international acclaim since his arrival on the art scene. His work has been the subject of solo and group shows across Europe and America, including Blast! held in London and Paris in 2006–2007, Apopalyptic in London in 2009 and his current self-titled show at Halcyon Gallery, until 8 January 2011.


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