Paolo Toffolutti

The exhibition “solo” includes works created by Paolo Toffolutti in two distinct phases of his research: the second half of the 1990s and early 2000s. A limited selection of large-format works that reposition certain segments of his research from the transgressive avant-gardes of the 1920s to late Modernism starting with Aleksandr Rodčenko, Barnett Newman, Blinky Palermo, Gerhard Richter, etc., activating connections, caesuras, anticipations and delays that can trigger misunderstanding, ambiguity and interpretative confusion in the subject. After a long period of ‘pictorial analysis’ or ‘analytical
painting’, the author, through simulation, enacts a ‘traumatic modernity’ that repositions the genres of painting as well as the paradigms of figuration, abstraction, simulation. A path that, while embracing the realm of the simulacrum, mixes and subverts copy with original, signifier and signified to
enter the world of “free appearances” and the “spectacle” along a luminous flow where the opaque images of reality mingle with the transparent images of dreams.

Paolo Toffolutti (Udine 1962 – lives in Udine)

With a predominantly conceptual language, Paolo Toffolutti approaches different media in his work, from painting to sculpture, from video to installation,
interweaving in them constant political-cultural references, quotations from art history and reinterpretations of everyday imagery. In fact, the artist alternates works based on the rational analysis of visual and perceptive structures with works of apparent spontaneity, based on the semantic displacement of common objects and situations

Opening hours

9 September 2023 – 4 February 2024

Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 7 pm – exhibition hall first floor barchessa di levante