Contemporary/Arnold Mario Dall'O

Arnold Mario
Dall'O

“Dall'O shows how art receives the witness from philosophy in this 21st century, realizing a real strategy that combines theory and practice. His painting escapes disciplinary categories to access the level of discourse and, above all, transforms it into an instrument of conceptual elaboration.


He removes it from the predominance of the diffused image to make it inseparable from the conceptual intention, he renounces a precise center in favor of a sinuous course full of syntactic and mnemonic diversions, always placing language at the top of the creative process. In the pictorial process structured by the artist is inherent and inseparable a metalinguistic reflection, which unfolds in the creative process, questioning itself in its making, the meaning of painting and the role of the artist in today's society. An operation carried out by the artist that transforms a solid ethical principle - existential and expressive work - into a well-organized aesthetic paradigm. In line with the theoretical and aesthetic research of those who defend memory as a structuring element of the identity of the individual (including the historian Hobsbawn with his cry "protest against forgetting") Dall'O carries out an ethical work that aims to defend the memory and especially the significant significance of each image against the pervasive invasion of media icons destitute of meaning, which daily fall under our senses. By taking "pure" images from the media flow, destined to be forgotten by perceptive saturation, he makes the objectivity of photography dialogue with the subjectivity of painting, the recognizability of visual codes and identities, historical and chronicle (clothes ... posture, physiognomy) with the depth of time mise en abyme. The photograph "false at the level of perception, true at the level of time" as Barthes said, is used as a catalyst and palimpsest for its Proustian dimension of feeling for affections and feelings. It is the only instrument capable of "objectively" crystallizing time and delivering it to usable memory, subtracting "moments" from the flow that dissolves everything.”

Alessandro Romanini

Biography

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Arnold Mario Dall'O was born in 1960 in Bolzano. He studied painting at the Academy of Venice by Emilio Vedova. From 1998 to 2002 he teaches Visual Communication at the faculty of Design in Bolzano. He currently lives and works in Merano (I).

Exhibitions

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Among the main solo shows we remember:

2023
Untitled, Gallery Alessandro Casciaro, Bolzano (I)

2022
Mein Handatlas, Landesmuseum Schloss Tirol (I)

2019
Sogno Infinito, Galleria Paolo Maria Deanesi, Trento (I)

2018
Pictures of Unknowns and other Stories, Gallery Alessandro Casciaro, Bolzano (I)

2016
The mirror and the cloud, Urs Lühti & Arnold Mario Dall’O, Gallery Alessandro Casciaro, Bolzano (I)

2015
Point of view, Gallery Albert Baumgarten, Freiburg (D)
Republic of nowhere, Tublà, Galerie Wolkenstein, Gardena (I)
Mirror, installazione permanente, MART, Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporane di Trento e Rovereto (I)

2014
Circle, Galleria Paolo Maria Deanesi, Trento (I)
Still.life., Merano Arte (I)

2013
Still.life., Merano Arte (I)

2012
Guest, Upload Gallery, Trento (I)
Cash flow, Raiffeisenkasse, Valle Isarco (I)

2010
Twins, The Apartment Contemporary Art, Napoli (I)
Circusbarock , Galleria Goethe, Bolzano (I)

2009

Countdown, Museion, Bolzano (I)

2008
Sunshide, Chiesa del Luogo Pio, Livorno (I)
Hellcome&Welcome, Artsinergy, Bologna (I)

2007
Politics, Goethe 2, Bolzano (I)
Western Files, Galleria Paolo Maria Danesi, Rovereto (I)

2006
Sergio Tossi Arte Contemporanea, Firenze (I)
Galleria Paolo Maria Danesi, Rovereto (I)

2002
Galleria Goethe, Bolzano (I)
Sergio Tossi Arte Contemporanea, Firenze (I)

2001
Transart Festival, Bolzano (I)

2000
Galleria Prisma, Bolzano (I)

 

He also took part to several group exhibition: 

2024
Metamorphosis, Eck Museum of Art, Brunico (I) 

2023
Natur, Galerie Albert Baumgarten, Freiburg (D)
Frei&Raum, Granaio di Nomi (I)
Dove una volta c'era il mare, CerModern, Ankara (TR)

2022
Der Raum Dazwischen, Städtische Galerie Villa Streccius Landau (D)
Before and after painting, Galleria La Giarina, Verona (I)
cultural centre ZAMEK, Przemyśl (PL) and Südtiroler KulturInstitut (I)

2021
Sichtbar machen - Ein Dialog zwischen Kunst und Kirche, Stadtgalerie Bozen (I)
Global 500, Landesmuseum Schloß Tirol (I)

2020
LOCKOUT, Forte di Fortezza (I)
KUNST KANN, Kunstraum Vaduz (FL)

2018
Musèe National Dolomites, Espace Coutures Saint Gervais, Paris (F)
Guernica, Hofburg Innsbruck (A)
Pittura di guerra, Palazzo Frisacco, Tolmezzo (I)
Portfolio, Sparkasse Collection, Galleria Civica Bolzano (I)

2017
The game, Kunsthalle West Lana (I)
The game, Palazzo Ducale Massa (I)
Revolution of the Image-Urs Luethi+Arnold Mario Dall'O, Palazzo Ducale, Massa (I)

2016
Der Garten, Hofburg, Bressanone (I)

2015
Convivio, Galleria Alessandro Casciaro, Bolzano (I)
Ten Years, Galleria Paolo Maria Deanesi, Trento (I)

2014
Be my guest, Galleria Civica, Salzburg (A)
News, Sem Art Gallery, Monte Carlo (MC)
Crux, Diözesanmuseum Hofburg, Bressanone (I)

2013
Be my guest, Galleria Civica, Salzburg (A)
New Works, Sem Art Gallery, Monte Carlo (MC)
Crux, Diözesanmuseum Hofburg, Bressanone (I)
Volubilis, Effeartgallery, Milan (I)

2012
The flash of nature, Salone degli incanti, Trieste (I)
Biennale Gherdeina, Ortisei (I)

2011
Down the rabbit hole, Lipanjepuntin Artcontemporanea, Trieste (I)
Graphics from the Museum Collection, Museion, Bolzano (I)

2009
Heidis Shop, Atelier Museion, Bolzano (I)

2007
Summer container, Goethe 2, Bolzano (I)

2005-06
Ad Arte, MART, Rovereto (I)
La Quadriennale, Galleria D’Arte Contemporanea, Roma (I)
Engelhaftes, Kunsthalle Nordrheinwestfalen (D)

2004
Collaborazioni, Galleria Goethe, Bolzano (I)
Arbeiten auf Papier, Epikur Gallery, Wuppertal (D)
Transportale, Forum Transeuropa, Museumsquartier, Vienna (A)
Opening soon, Goethe 2, Bolzano (I)

2003
Italian Six, Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston (US)
Art Drive In, installatione permanente, Terme Merano (I)
Italian Genome, Buia Gallery, New York, (US)
Mutamenti/Mutazioni, Gallery D406, Modena (I)

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