PAOLO BINI

BIOGRAPHY

PAOLO BINI

(b. 1984, Salerno, Italy)

With a brightness that is consistent with the experiences of travel and discovery, Paolo Bini’s paintings register the physical perception of three-dimensional space. Derived from an emotional state of mind, the artist charts the unveiling of our natural surroundings. These are investigations into an “existential” brightness that, as Jung states, adds more “stuff” in order to feed “a significant expansion of the horizon and a deeper self-knowledge”.

An ongoing dialogue with the concepts of ‘landscape’, Bini’s mixed media paintings convey a sense of infinity. Surrendering the traditional assumptions of landscape, he builds visual bridges and explores the mysteries of what as he explains are ‘the feeling of an inner strength that goes beyond the threshold of representing’. By translating and by ‘giving up the form of ‘landscape’ Bini concludes that energies, the immediate, and a number of internalized paths and choices he makes are all reflective as the traces of each person's being.  Each artwork leads to a narrative in which everything has yet to happen and where our own perceptions of the relentless pace of contemporary life is questioned and explored.

Paolo Bini graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples. In 2010, he represented the young Italian paintings as part of the XIII Italian Culture week, La Habana (Cuba), and was awarded a scholarship from the Grad Kultural Center in Belgrade, Serbia. 2011 saw his work presented at the 54th Venice Biennale, curated by Vittorio Sgarbi, and well as a residency with the Centro Di Sarro Project Italy-South Africa in Cape Town. In 2014, Paolo undertook a residency at Scuola del Graffito, Montemurro, Potenza, Italy.

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019      

Trovo Luce / I find Light, ISCP Residency New York, USA

 

2018     

Mediterraneo rosso e oro / Mediterranean red &  gold, curated by Valentino Catricalà, Riso Museum Palermo, Italy

Colourscape, CIRCA Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

La pittura, giorno dopo giorno / Painting, day after day, curated by Luca Beatrice, Galleria Alberto Peola, Turin, Italy

 

2016      

Al Di Là Del Quadro / Beyond the Painting, solo exhibition, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

 

2015     

Behind the visible, curated by Ivan Quaroni, Galleria ABC Arte, Milano, Italy

Astrazione modulare, curated by Valerio Dehò, Fornace Falcone, Eboli (SA)

 

2014     

Untitled, Palazzo_Mezzacapo, Amalfi Coast, Italy

Panoramiche emozionali, Cerruti Art Gallery, Genova, Italy

Paintings on tape, Casa Turese, Vitulano, Benevento, Italy

Contaminazioni, double show with D. Baechler, Nicola Pedana, curated by Enzo Battarra, Caserta, Italy

Altri viaggi, Casa Ariosto, Ferrara curated by Maria Letizia Paiato, Ferrara, Italy

 

2013      

Brink of the Ocean, Provenance House, curated by Alessandra Atti Di Sarro and Emma Vandermerwe, Cape Town, South Africa

Colour absence in suspense, University of Siena curated by Martino Cappai, Italy

Kalodiki, Cerruti Art Gallery, Genoa curated by Claudia Gennari, Genoa, Italy

 

2012      

Un viaggio nell’immaginario pittorico, Centro Grafico, Foggia curated by Claudia Gennari, Foggia, Italy

 

2011      

Un proyecto especìfìco, Centro Luigi Di Sarro, Rome curated by Alessandra Atti Di Sarro (cat.) Rome, Italy

 

2010      

Solstizio d’estate, Cerruti Art Gallery Genova curated by Massimo Bignardi (cat.)

          

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018     

Incontri, Ex Chiesa dell’ Annunziata, Teano, Caserta, Italy
Per_formare una collezione: Per un archivio dell’arte in Campania, curated by Andrea Viliani and

Silvia Salvati, Fondation Donna Regina – Museo MADRE, Napoli, Italy

 

2017   

Southern Abstraction, Everard Read, London, UK

Spectrum, CIRCA, Johannesburg, South Africa

Reflex, curated by Centro Di Sarro, Italian Cultural Institute, Warsaw, Poland

Focus new permanent collection, Fondazione Donna Regina, Museo MADRE, Napoli, Italy

 

2016   

HARDLINE, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

Pattern Painting, curated by Luca Beatrice, Reggia di Caserta, Casert, Italy

Line and shadow, CIRCA Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

Premio Cairo, XVII Edizione, curated by Michele Bonuomo, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy

ArtVerona | Project Art Fair, with a solo project in King Kong area, Verona, Italy

FNB Joburg Art Fair, Johannesburg, South Africa

Abstractions?, Galerie Placido, Paris, France

Arte Fiera Bologna, with galleria Nicola Pedana, Bologna, Italy

Investec Cape Town Art Fair, with Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

 

2015   

Empire, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

 

2014  

Show_Yourself@Madre, Museo MADRE, Napoli, Italy

Summer Season, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

Premio Celeste, Assab-one, Milan curated by Lorenzo Benedetti (cat.), Milan, Italy

Approdi e naufragi. La costruzione dello sguardo per artisti tra XX e XXI secolo, Palazzo Mezzacapo, Maiori (SA) curated by Marco Alfano (cat.) Maiori, Italy

Premio Griffin, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan curated by di Ivan Quaroni (cat.), Milan, Italy

Premio Zingarelli, Rocca delle Macìe, Castellina in Chianti (SI) curated by Simona Gavioli (cat.), Chianti, Italy

XXXVIII Festa del Fuoco, Fornace Falcone, Montecorvino Rovella, Italy

Miart Fair 2014, with Poleschi arte, fieramilanocity, Milan, Italy

ARTour-o, Accademia del Disegno, Firenze curated by Tiziana Leopizzi (cat.), Firenze, Italy

SETUP Art Fair, with Yoruba, Autostazione, curated by Simona Gavioli (cat.), Bologna, Italy

 

2013   

Opere dalla Collezione Permanente, Museo FRAC, Baronissi (SA) curated by

Pasquale Ruocco, Baronissi, Italy

Alchimia di parole, Castello di Amendolara (CS) curated by Ombretta Gazzola e Teo De Palma, Amendolara, Italy

Abstract artists, CerrutiArte, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy

Vedere parole. Libri d’artista, Ex Convento di S. Bernardino, Rossano Calabro, Italy

Disordine Lineare, La Vedetta, Giovinazzo, Italy

Verticalità, Museo-CAMeC, La Spezia curated by Walter Vallini (cat.) La Spezia, Italy

 

2012   

Alchimie du Verbe, Biblioteca “A. Minuziano”, San Severo (Fg) curated by Teo

De Palma, San Severo (Fg), Italy

Verticalità, Sala Dogana, Genova curated by Walter Vallini (cat.), Genoa, Italy

Artisti e galleristi per Don Gallo, Palazzo della Regione Liguria, Genoa, Italy

Premio Murano, Scuola Grande della Misericordia, Venice, Italy

Green Dreams, Tempio di Pomona, Salerno curated by Massimo Bignardi (cat.), Salerno Italy

Artisti contemporanei italiani, Sala Pietro Palazzo, Comiso, Italy

InterRail. Viaggio nell’immagine, Centro d’arte contemporanea Art’s Events, Torrecuso, Italy

Arte Accessibile, IV Edizione, Eventiquattro Gruppo Sole 24 ore, Milan curated by Ivan Quaroni e Chiara Canali (cat.) Milan, Italy

 

2011   

54th Biennale di Venezia, Ex Tabacchificio Centola, Padiglione Italia, Regione Campania, Pontecagnano Faiano (Sa) curated by Vittorio Sgarbi (cat.), Venice, Italy

XIV Bienal Guadalupana, A recoger el tiradero, University Ibero Americana,

Guadalupa, curated by di Jorge Ismael Rodriguez Guadalupa, Mexico

Collezione Permanente del MUSEO FRAC, Aula consiliare, Baronissi (Sa) curated by Massimo Bignardi (cat.) Baronissi, Italy

Link, Cerruti Art Gallery, Genoa, Italy

Acquisizioni, Comando Provinciale Guardia di Finanza, Pisa, Italy

Nuove Rotte della Pittura, Museo degli  Arsenali, Amalfi (Sa) curated by Pasquale Ruocco, Amalfi, Italy

Chain Letter, Samson Art Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts curated by Camilo Alvarez, USA

Spazi dell’anima, Chiesa dell’Annunziata Marcianise (Ce) curated by Massimo Bignardi, Marcianise, Italy

Premio Internazionale Bice Bugatti - Giovanni Segantini, LII Edizione, Sala Gio.i.a., Nova Milanese (Mb) (cat.) Italy

Arte Cremona, Cremona Art Fair, Italy

 

2010   

Naples@Beograd, GRAD, Belgrade, Serbia curated by Componibile62, Belgrade Serbia

Collettiva artisti della galleria, Galleria Il Catalogo, Salerno, Italy

Premio Mario Razzano, IV Edizione, ARCOS, Benevento, Italy

Link - arte e design entrano in contatto, Cerruti Art Gallery, Genoa, Italy

Immagina Arte in Fiera, XII Edizione, Reggio Emilia, Italy

XIII Settimana della cultura italiana, Convento S. Francesco, L’Avana, Cuba curated by Alessandra Atti Di Sarro (cat.)