By Mimmo Rotella SKU:189089

Mimmo Rotella's 'Codex,' painted in the 1970s, is a truly special artwork. Employing his innovative 'decollage' technique, Rotella skillfully tears and reassembles layers of posters, creating a mesmerizing collage of urban fragments. 'Codex' stands out for its captivating interplay of colors, textures, and hidden messages, inviting viewers to explore the dynamic urban landscape of that era. This masterpiece showcases Rotella's unique ability to blend traditional art forms with contemporary culture, making 'Codex' a testament to his artistic brilliance and a celebrated example of the evolving relationship between art and the rapidly changing world.

50 cm

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Title: “”Mimmo Rotella’s ‘Codex’: A Captivating Decollage Masterpiece””

Year Painted: 1970s

Mimmo Rotella’s ‘Codex,’ created in the 1970s, stands as a captivating masterpiece that exemplifies the artist’s groundbreaking ‘decollage’ technique. This exceptional artwork showcases Rotella’s unique approach to art, where he ingeniously tears and reassembles layers of posters from the urban environment, creating a mesmerizing collage.

The term ‘decollage’ originates from the French word ‘décoller,’ meaning ‘to unstick’ or ‘to take off.’ In ‘Codex,’ Rotella takes this method to new heights, unraveling hidden layers of visual narratives buried beneath the city’s advertising posters. The resulting artwork is an intricate tapestry of colors, textures, and enigmatic messages, inviting viewers to delve into the rich urban landscape of its time.

What makes ‘Codex’ so special is Rotella’s ability to harmoniously merge traditional artistic elements with the ever-changing contemporary world. Through this technique, he not only captures the essence of the 1970s urban life but also challenges conventional artistic norms. By incorporating real-life fragments and textures into his work, Rotella blurs the lines between high and low art, elevating mundane street scenes to a realm of artistic appreciation.

The allure of ‘Codex’ lies in its enigmatic storytelling. As viewers explore the intricacies of the torn posters and layers, they unravel a myriad of symbols and messages left by the city’s transient inhabitants. Each element bears witness to the passage of time, and the artwork becomes a visual diary of urban evolution, conveying the essence of a rapidly transforming society.

Moreover, ‘Codex’ serves as a poignant reflection of the artist’s vision and technical brilliance. Rotella’s mastery of decollage enabled him to reshape the urban landscape and offer a fresh perspective on the relationship between art and reality. This innovative spirit earned him recognition as a pioneering force in the world of contemporary art.

Over the years, ‘Codex’ has garnered admiration from art enthusiasts and scholars worldwide. Its presence in esteemed galleries and exhibitions has solidified its place as a significant artwork in the history of modern art. It continues to inspire contemporary artists to explore new boundaries and push the limits of artistic expression.

In conclusion, Mimmo Rotella’s ‘Codex’ is a captivating masterpiece painted in the 1970s. Its innovative decollage technique, which intertwines traditional art with urban fragments, makes it an exceptional and special artwork. The rich storytelling, technical brilliance, and the artist’s ability to encapsulate the essence of a rapidly changing society all contribute to the enduring appeal of ‘Codex’ as an exemplary piece of contemporary art.

Original size:
40 x 50 cm (width x height)
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Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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