ROBERTO PELLEGRINUZZI


 
Fougere

www.pellegrinuzzi.com

CONSTELLATION (Fougère), 2009, carbon ink photograph on mylar, 122 x 366 cm (48" x 144"),
installation view, Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, September 2009
 

BIOGRAPHY / HIGHLIGHTS / WORKS FOR SALE  /  PFOAC EXHIBITIONS  / LINKS  /  ARTIST'S C.V.


BIOGRAPHY

Roberto Pellegrinuzzi was born in Montreal in 1958. He lives and works in Montréal and Bolton-est.

Since 1985, his work has been exhibited in over fifty solo exhibitions in Canada and in Europe. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Canada and in Europe, in India, and in Mexico. His work can be found in major public and corporate collections including the National Gallery of Canada, the Fond National d’art contemporain (Paris), La Maison Européenne de la Photographie (Paris), the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, and Hotel Gault (Montreal). Pellegrinuzzi has also been awarded over fifteen public artwork commissions as part of the gouvernement du Québec's 1% public art program.


For many years now, a large part of my work has been an investigation of (an interest in) the very history of photography, its devices, its physical properties.

In this new series, titled
Constellation, I take a different approach to landscape (a recurring theme in my art). The image in these pieces is layered into consecutive planes, decomposed into a network of geometric patterns. These planes, once reassembled, give the image depth and three-dimensionality. Among the many interleavings and networks—depending on one’s viewing angle and distance—the image breaks down and comes back together.

As the image dematerializes under our gaze, dissolving into the geometric and abstraction, the loss of cognisance instinctively leads us to refocus in an attempt to recapture the initial image, which obliges the spectator—the viewer—to move around, to-and-fro, to reconstruct it.

One may compare the experience with a stroll in the proverbial wood, where the closeness of the trees blurs our view of the countryside—until we suddenly come upon a spectacular, panoramic view of the landscape.

By its title,
Constellation in fact suggests a set of abstract things linked together to form an ‟image.”

-RP


HIGHLIGHTS

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Echo   La Chute

Echo, 1986, gelatin silver print, wood, carboard, variable
dimensions, installation view
 
La Chute, 1988, gelatin silver printing, wood, carboard, variable
dimensions, installation view
     
Le chasseur d'image   Cible/Paysage

Le chasseur d'image ( fragments II ), 1993, gelatin silver prints,
wood, cardboard, specimen pins, 195 x 560 x 10 cm,
collection of FRAC Alsace, France
 
Cible/paysage, 1999, gelatin silver print, wood, cardboard,
specimen pins, 102 x 152 x 6 cm, collection of the Musée
d'art contemporain de Montréal
     
PierreUQAM   PierrePont

Les Ecorches, installation view, galerie de l'UQAM, exhibiton as
part of le Mois de la photo à Montréal, September 1999
 
Pierre, 2000, photo paper, wood, metal, 612 x 472 cm,
nstallation on the Pont-Levis Wellington, June - October 2000
     
Camera   Iris

Caméra, 2007, carbon ink photograph on mylar, 100 x 279 cm
 
Iris (suite), 2007, carbon ink photograph on mylar, 213 x 320 x
38 cm, installation view, Galerie Occurrence (Montreal), 2007



WORKS FOR SALE

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PFOAC EXHIBITIONS

October 2016 - "Bordering the Fantastic" (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain
October 2015 - "Résonances" (solo), at Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain
August 2014 - "Luminescences MTL - TO" (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain
April 2014 - "Papier 14" (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth
October 2012 - "Toronto International Art Fair" (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth
March 2012 - "Nature morte (fleur)" (solo), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain
July 2011 - "Corporel" (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain
June 2010 - Looking Back (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain
March 2010 - VOLTA NY (solo), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth
September 2009 - "Constellation" (solo), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain
October 2009 - "Toronto International Art Fair" (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth
December 2008 - Photo Miami (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth




LINKS

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ARTIST'S C.V.

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