By Mimmo Rotella SKU:189062

Mimmo Rotella's "Tarakan" is a highly special painting. Created in 1959, it exemplifies Rotella's innovative décollage technique. The artwork captivates with its dynamic composition of torn posters, showcasing the artist's mastery of transforming discarded materials into a visual masterpiece. "Tarakan" stands out for its ability to blur the lines between high art and everyday objects, challenging traditional artistic norms. Its vibrant colors and fragmented imagery evoke a sense of urban energy and modernity. This exceptional piece remains a timeless testament to Rotella's artistic brilliance and enduring influence in the world of modern art.

54 cm

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Title: “”Mimmo Rotella’s Tarakan: A Dynamic Décollage from 1959″”

Year Painted: 1959

Mimmo Rotella’s “”Tarakan,”” painted in 1959, is a highly exceptional artwork that showcases the artist’s groundbreaking décollage technique. Through this captivating painting, Rotella skillfully tore and layered posters, creating a visually striking and dynamic composition.

“”Tarakan”” mesmerizes viewers with its vibrant colors and fragmented images. The overlapping torn posters form a collage of urban energy, evoking the chaotic and transient nature of modern life. The artwork stands out for its ability to blur the boundaries between high art and everyday objects, challenging traditional artistic norms.

What makes “”Tarakan”” particularly special is Rotella’s innovative approach to visual expression. By incorporating elements of the urban environment, such as street posters and advertisements, he elevates discarded materials into a compelling and thought-provoking narrative.

The painting serves as a powerful reflection on the impact of consumer culture and mass media on contemporary society. The torn posters represent the visual bombardment experienced in modern cities, where messages and imagery compete for attention, mirroring the constant influx of information in our lives.

Moreover, “”Tarakan”” is a testament to Rotella’s artistic brilliance and his lasting influence on the world of modern art. His mastery of the décollage technique marks him as a prominent figure in the art world, as he transformed the ordinary into the extraordinary.

The enduring appeal of “”Tarakan”” lies in its timeless relevance and its ability to evoke contemplation and engagement from viewers. The painting continues to resonate with audiences worldwide, inspiring discussions about the intersection of art, culture, and society.

In conclusion, Mimmo Rotella’s “”Tarakan”” is a dynamic décollage masterpiece from 1959, capturing the essence of urban energy and modernity. Its innovative technique and thought-provoking themes make it a powerful reflection on contemporary existence and the impact of mass media. “”Tarakan”” remains a truly special and highly acclaimed painting, leaving an indelible mark on the world of contemporary art and inspiring generations of artists and art enthusiasts.

Original size:
15.5 x 21 cm (width x height)
Art styles:
Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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