Nello Petrucci

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For Nello Petrucci, newspaper clippings, photographs and film posters are the starting point of a multi-layered world. His works bring collage and painting together in unique fashion. Building off of the strong compositions and graphics of what he calls “captured images,” Petrucci breaks those images down into their component parts and reassembles them. He places the conflict found in the original posters and clippings into a new, abstract context, creating dense networks of torn paper combined with bold drips and strokes of bright acrylics. The resulting pieces have an air of freedom and spontaneity while remaining meticulously composed. The artist says that by incorporating both composition and decomposition into his images, he is able to create multiple points of view. Each work becomes a sort of puzzle, allowing the viewer to become an active participant in its meaning. Having worked in the film industry an actor, cameraman and set designer, he has internalized the cinema’s ability to create drama and meaning through color and movement, and he recasts that ability to powerful effect in his collages. Petrucci lives in Pompeii, Italy.

Featured Artworks
Struggenti Sensualita
Sguardi del Passato
Perseo
Onfale
Intastanti Interdetti
Impronte
Grifo & Arimaspe
Fannius Synistor
Eguaglianze Velate
Attraversando EROS
Argo
Ares
Agamennone Velato
Misteri
Perdono a Chota
Squardi di Verita
Fragilita Assoluta

Nello Petrucci

Struggenti Sensualita

Collage / Decollage
63" x 39.5"

For Nello Petrucci, newspaper clippings, photographs and film posters are the starting point of a multi-layered world. His works bring collage and painting together in unique fashion. Building off of the strong compositions and graphics of what he calls “captured images,” Petrucci breaks those images down into their component parts and reassembles them. He places the conflict found in the original posters and clippings into a new, abstract context, creating dense networks of torn paper combined with bold drips and strokes of bright acrylics. The resulting pieces have an air of freedom and spontaneity while remaining meticulously composed. The artist says that by incorporating both composition and decomposition into his images, he is able to create multiple points of view. Each work becomes a sort of puzzle, allowing the viewer to become an active participant in its meaning. Having worked in the film industry an actor, cameraman and set designer, he has internalized the cinema’s ability to create drama and meaning through color and movement, and he recasts that ability to powerful effect in his collages. Petrucci lives in Pompeii, Italy.

Struggenti Sensualita

Collage / Decollage
63" x 39.5"

Sguardi del Passato

Collage / Decollage
47.5" x 63"

Perseo

Collage / Decollage
59.5" x 39.5"

Onfale

Collage / Decollage
47.5" x 47.5"

Intastanti Interdetti

Collage / Decollage
47.5" x 47.5"

Impronte

Collage / Decollage
24" x 28"

Grifo & Arimaspe

Collage / Decollage
28" x 39.5"

Fannius Synistor

Collage / Decollage
47.5" x 63"

Eguaglianze Velate

Collage / Decollage
63" x 47.5"

Attraversando EROS

Collage / Decollage
63" x 63"

Argo

Collage / Decollage
63" x 63"

Ares

Collage / Decollage
63" x 47.5"

Agamennone Velato

Collage / Decollage
48" x 22"

Misteri

Collage / Decollage
39.5" x 39.5"

Perdono a Chota

Collage / Decollage
39.5" x 31.5"

Squardi di Verita

Collage / Decollage
39.5" x 27.5"

Fragilita Assoluta

Collage / Decollage
39.5" x 39.5"

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View Nello Petrucci's Past Exhibitions

The Infinity of Thoughts
50" x 50" - Acrylic on Canvas
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