Mazzacana Gallery presents the ten digital artworks made by Dino Izzo for the exhibition Wallpapers for your phone #2, curated by Piero Chiariello. The artworks will be displayed on the screen of some smartphones installed in gallery, in addition the works will be free to download starting at 6:30 PM (CEST) on February 7th 2021, and they will become available upon payment at the end of the event – March 7th 2021.
A digital artwork doesn’t need to be translated into paper form. The screen of a smartphone or a computer monitor are real objects, not virtual: a reality simply a bit more liquid. Dino Izzo presents ten wallpapers for your smartphone. They are works of art which move with us. They live with us.Piero Chiariello, curator of the exhibition.
Dino Izzo was born in 1948 in Naples, where he still lives and works. Fascinated by signs and materiality of writing, he has always reflected with several methods and techniques on the “expressive insufficiency of the word and the wear of the image”. His artworks come from the interpretation of quickly traced graphite signs and the titles given, which become like an art literary archive. He has exhibited in Italy since 1975 and also in foreign cities as Copenhagen, Göteborg, Bern, Zurich, Chicago, Tokyo and Los Angeles since 1988.