BORN AS DOMENICO PALADINO
* 18TH DECEMBER 1948 IN PADULI, PROVINZ BENEVENTO (I)
LIVES AND WORKS IN MILAN AND BENEVENTO (I)
Mimmo Paladino, along with Sandro Chia, Francesco Clemente, and Enzo Cucchi, is one of the Italian Trans Avant Garde artists. (It. Transavanguardia)
Until 1968 he studied painting at the Liceo Artistico in Benevento. Inspired by Paul Klee and Max Ernst he experimented with collage, frottage, and abstract painting. In the 1970s mythology played an important role in his work. He developed his own fresco-like technique with pastels that became typical of his late work. Since the mid 1970s he has been represented in numerous international exhibitions, such as the Sydney Biennale in 1982 and in a comprehensive retrospective in the Lenbachhaus in Munich in 1999. His work is also in the Tate collection in London as well as Metropolitan Museum on Art and Museum of Modern Art collections in New York.