On the occasion of the exhibition Enigma and Desire, De Pinto has updated the Blessings of the masses series with twenty new watercolours. On display four watercolours of the new series.
Enigma and Desire: Intimate Thoughts about the Functionality of Art, Intangibility and Diagonals in Time. Link to the exhibition
Katia Bassanini / Maurizio Bolognini / Giuseppe Chiari / Giorgio de Chirico / Carmelo Cutuli / Pier Giorgio De Pinto / Martin Disler / Alex Hanimann / Max Huber / Csaba Kis Róka / Ingeborg Lüscher / Rudolf Mumprecht / Meret Oppenheim / Aldo Patocchi / Ivor George Sexton / Valter Luca Signorile / Wols / Albert-Edgar Yersin.
Objects of artistic handicraft of the 19th and 20th century.
24 June – 16 September 2018
MACT/CACT Arte Contemporanea Ticino, Bellinzona, Switzerland.
The watercolours and storyboards series has conceived as part of the project Blessings of the masses which is a very long work in progress of expanded cinema/transmedia storytelling.
The inspiration is the George Lucas THX1138’s legendary movie. The movie depicts a dystopian future in which the populace is controlled through android police officers and mandatory use of drugs that suppress emotion, including sexual desire.
Watercolours and storyboards (Blessings of the masses), 2014/2018. Watercolour, gouache, water-soluble colour pencils and permanent pencils (Luminance 6901 by Caran d’Ache) on tracing paper, each work 33×45 cm.