Pietro Roccasalva

Pietro Roccasalva (born 1970 in Modica, lives and works in Milan) is one of the most singular and promising Italian artists in the post-Cattelan generation in Italy. His work is a visionary and erudite mix of conceptual rigour and hallucinatory extravaganza: starting from painting as his main medium of expression and ranging from sculpture to installation, from "tableaux vivants" to drawing and film, Roccasalva's creative world is an unceasing investigation into the meaning of images and how we relate to them.
His iconic obsessions are always set in complex installations in which the different elements act like characters on a stage, performing an erratic script that probes a wide range of historical references, from art history to philosophy, music, and literature.
Pietro Roccasalva - Chi è che ride
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
This new monograph aims to highlight the fundamental areas of Pietro Roccasalva's production through fifty works from the late 1990s up to the present day, including new and unpublished works from the artist's studio as well as public and private collections. 
Pietro Roccasalva -
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
(last copies available!)
Reference monograph surveying ten years of work centered around painting, with forays in other forms of art. The Italian artist's conceptual universe interweaves personal experiences with references to art history, literature, and music as well as to cinema.
Pietro Roccasalva -
English edition
JRP|Editions - Monographs
First monograph.
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