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Pino Pascali: a mulititude of soap bubbles which explode from time to time..."

 
Some of Pino Pascalis best work is now on show at the Camden Arts Centre. The exhibition is the late artists first solo exhibition in Britain which consists of his work between 1967 and 1968. Pascalis career came to an abrupt ending in Spetember 1968 when he tragically died in a motorcycle accident, hence his short life spent creating work.
In his last years Pascali was involved with Arte Povera; which translates as ‘Poor Art’. This was a trend in Italy when artists started to use everyday materials, putting them together to form distinct combinations. This as a protest against the perceived so called  ‘rich materials’ such as oil paint and bronze sculpting.
A favourite material of Pascalis' was wire wool and some of his most spectacular wire wool pieces are displayed in the exhibition. As well as these works there are pieces made from eagle quills, artificial fur and acrylic amongst other chosen media on display.
The artworks create a very playful, yet enduring exhibition, and Camden arts Centre’s peaceful atmosphere  is a perfect surrounding for his work.
Although over 40 years old, these pieces still have a contemporary feel and many of the works seem like they could have been made yesterday.
A must see!
Vedova Blu by Pino Pascali, 1968
Pino Pascali doing gymnastics by his work La vedova blu 1968 – which is included in the show.
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.a mulititude of soap bubbles which explode from time to time...": Pino Pascali’s final works 1967-1968, Camden Arts Centre, London, until May 1 2011
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