Imperia, 1967

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Alex Pinna's sculptures, characterized by thin bodies and long legs, certainly derive from Giacometti's poetics, though unburdened from their gloomy gravitas and gifted with a melancholy smile and a naïve and disenchanted glance upon reality. The artist, deeply in love with comics and any language which can easily reach people's heart, manages to convey emotions, feelings and mental features without availing himself of facial expressions (his characters' faces are composed by few traits: forehead and nose), but only of the thoughtful bending of a spine or the imbalanced tilting of a body, communicating a sensation of existential instability.

Alex Pinna was born in Imperia and attended the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in Milan. Since 1993 he exposed his works within successful solo and group exhibitions throughout Italy and abroad. Among the latest ones, Ti guardo, mi guardo organized at the Fondazione Mimmo Rotella in Catanzaro, The way to get lost, a solo show at Arte Fiera Bologna and the exposition Estate Italiana at the MOAH in Lancaster - California, USA.
During the years his works have also been exposed in Shanghai, Tel Aviv, London, New York, Los Angeles, Cologne and Lugano. He teaches sculpture at the Catanzaro Academy of Fine Arts. He lives and works in Milan.