- PABLO ECHAURREN PAINTER
Pablo Echaur it's a Italian painter, cartoonist and writer.
Born in Rome in 1951 to the Sicilian actress Angela Faranda and the Chilean surrealist painter Roberto Sebastian Matta.
Pablo Echaurren began painting at the age of 18 when through Gianfranco Baruchello comes into contact with the Milanese critic and gallery owner Arturo Schwarz who begins to promote his work in Italy and abroad. Between 1971 and 1975 he held exhibitions in Berlin, Basel, Zurich, Brussels, Philadelphia, New York and in 1975 he was invited to exhibit at the Paris Biennial.
His artistic production is characterized by the continuous experimentation of new forms and languages of expression and by the contamination of genres in continuous oscillation between high and low, between culture and frivolity, whose sole objective will always remain the rejection of pictorial conventions and the pursuit of one's own ideal of art open to all.
Pablo Echaurren made posters, illustrations, book covers, including that of the best-seller Pigs with wings.
In the eighties and nineties he made numerous avant-garde comics such as Caffeine of Europe, Mayakovsky, Nivola flies, Futurism against, Dino Campana's drawn life, Evola in Dada, Pound's life, Dada with mints.
He is also the author of numerous essays, pamphlets controversy about the art world e novels.
In 2004, an anthology of his works was held at the Chiostro del Bramante in Rome, while in 2006 at the Auditorium Parco della Musica he holds a personal ofhis most recent works replicating it in 2008 in Siena at the Magazzini del Sale. In 2009 the MIAAO, International Museum of Applied Arts Today, in Turin celebrated the centenary of futurism with an exhibition centered on his work.
In 2010, the artist, together with his wife Claudia Salaris, gave life to the Echaurren Salaris Foundation. In 2013 the exhibition Matta: Roberto Sebastian Matta, Gordon Matta-Clark, Pablo Echaurren wants to investigate the links between a father and his two artist sons.
In 2015 with the exhibition Counterpainting, the National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art of Rome delves into the socio-political aspects of Pablo Echaurren's work. In 2016, Chile paid tribute to him for the first time with a retrospective at National museum of fine arts of Santiago, curated by Inès Ortega-Màrquez and titled Make Art Not Money.
His works are currently in the permanent collection of some museums including the National Gallery, the Maxxi and the Macro in Rome, the Mic in Faenza, the Mart in Rovereto and the Museo del Novecento in Milan.