London 23 November 2007 - 26 January 2008
23 November 2007 - 26 January 2008 Simon Lee Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of recent works by Michelangelo Pistoletto. Pistoletto is one of Arte Povera’s most significant protagonists. His iconic mirror paintings and installations earned him rapid and lasting international recognition, representing the artist’s dual interest in conceptualism and figurative representation. Throughout his work the human figure assumes a pivotal role. As the artist has said “I feel it best suited to realising the need to express particular feelings and situations of the human condition, what for me is the most vital and burning issue of all time”.(1) Since his first examination of the mirrored surface, Pistoletto has worked extensively on a range of projects across the world with the intention of bringing different disciplines and cultures together in a combined effort to develop a social conscience. His activity is rooted in a personal spirituality and the...