gino de dominicis

from 13 March 2018 to 31 May 2018

Studio Giangaleazzo Visconti is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition by Gino De Dominicis. Eighteen artworks, eighteen hostages of an artistic path wrapped in an increasing mystery and of an artist that was and still is considered the "scarlet pimpernel" of contemporary Italian art.
A selection of extraordinary, but at the same time enigmatic paintings. The artworks in the exhibition span the period from 1967 to the nineties touching most of his typical and original thematic motifs.
Above all, his obsession with the unattainable dream of immortality. His source of inspiration is hidden in myths of the Sumerian culture, which De Dominicis repeatedly evokes in many of his paintings.
The legendary hero Gilgamesh, Sumerian king of Uruk, becomes the artist's alter ego as they both dedicated their lives to the quest for immortality. Gilgamesh's profile is often combined with Urvasi's, the Indian goddess made immortal by her beauty.
Gino De Dominicis is an artist with a unique and original language, he died in 1998 but today aspects of his life and of his death remain enveloped in an aura of mystery.