Pino Manos

Italy 1930

Abstract Art

Pino Manos
Pino Manos
November 9, 2015
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Pino Manos is an Italian artist noted for his large-scale monochromatic pieces, originally embellished with twisted strips of canvas and painted in rich color.

His art explores the relationships of the light and shadow that stimulate the becoming of the total vision. Manos evokes a dynamic drama with his unique works by manipulating color, space, light, and movement across the seemingly distorted canvases to produce a sense of unity with the whole.

Sincronico Bianco Scorcio

Pino Manos - Sincronico Bianco Scorcio - 2014
Pino Manos – Sincronico Bianco Scorcio – 2014

Pino Manos was born in Italy’s city of Sassari, located in north-western Sardinia in 1930. Aged 21 he moved to Milan, a global capital of fashion and design where he enrolled the Academy of Fine Arts “Cimabue” and ”Brera”, and Polytechnic University of Milan. For a brief period of time, Manos lived in Rome where he befriended with a famous painter and sculptor Alberto Burri.

In 1957 Manos moved to Florence, the city where he finished his studies of Architecture. In the early 1960s he started to travel worldwide visiting regions from Mexico and Peru through Egypt, Turkey and Israel to the Middle East and India.

In 1968 the artist decided to settled down in Milan where he founded the association The Creative (1980) for the socialization of Art and the development of creativity as a therapeutic element.

Art by Pino Manos

Pino Manos - Sincronico Bianco Attivo - 2015 (Left) / Spazio Estrolesso Argento Quadrato - 2015 (Right)
Pino Manos – Sincronico Bianco Attivo – 2015 (Left) / Spazio Estrolesso Argento Quadrato – 2015 (Right)

Pino Manos has been one of the central figures in the development of the Rigorismo – the movement rooted in the tradition of the Spazialismo (Spatialism) movement founded by Lucio Fontana in the late 1940s, as well as the German Zero movement of the late 1950s. Rigorismo challenges the defined artistic spaces and object within artistic media.

Pino Manos’ work has been included in many individual and collective shows in galleries and museums throughout his native country and beyond including Unix Gallery, New York; Galerie Leu, Munich; Galleria San Carlo, Milan; Mibu Gallery, Kyoto; and Living Art Gallery, Milan, among others. He is represented by Unix Gallery in New York.

Synchronicity at Unix Gallery

Pino Manos - Synchronicity - solo show at Unix Gallery - 2015 - installation view
Pino Manos – Synchronicity – solo show at Unix Gallery – 2015 – installation view

Pino Manos is based in Milan.

Featured image: Pino Manos – Efflorescence Summer Group Show at Unix Gallery – installation view
Images Courtesy Unix Gallery and Pino Manos

Year Exhibition TitleMusem/GallerySolo/Group
2015SynchronicityUnix Gallery, New YorkSolo
2015UnknownGallerie Lou, Monaco di BavieraGroup
2015Artefiera BolognaLattuada Studio, BolognaGroup
2015Il RigorismoItalian Cultural Institute di New York, New YorkGroup
2015Il RigorismoUnix Gallery, New YorkGroup
2014Mostra Rigorismo Galleria Arte Contemporanea ex Lazzaretto, Comune di CrotoneGroup
2014Esprimere la LuceIstituto Pedagogia Acquariana, CittadellaGroup
2014Art MiamiMiami, USAGroup
2013ArchetipiLibreria Bocca in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, MilanoGroup
2013Mostra sul RigorismoGalleria Antonio Battaglia, MilanoGroup
2013Nuovi capolavori del giardino segretoOsservatorio delle Arti -Diciotto, FirenzeGroup
2013RigorismoPalazzo Salmatoris, Cherasco, CNGroup
2012Mostra sul Rigorismo Lattuada Arte, MilanoGroup
2012UnknownGalleria San Carlo, MilanoGroup
2012Intorno all'acqua,per un pianeta sostenibileStudio D'Ars, MilanoGroup
2011Mostra sul RigorismoLattuada Arte, MilanoGroup
2011Mostra sul RigorismoGalleria San Carlo, MilanoGroup
2010Mostra sul RigorismoLattuada Arte, MilanoGroup
2008mostra AntologicaPalazzo della Frumentaria, SassariSolo
2002UnknownCircus Kobe, OsakaGroup
2002UnknownYuikaji, KyotoGroup
2002UnknownMibu Gallery, KyotoGroup
2001UnknownAttico Gallery , TokyoGroup
2001UnknownT.Box Gallery, TokyoGroup
1997pellegrinaggio ricerca dell’EssereVilla Olmo, ComoSolo
1997Nodi e CromoplasticheChiostrino di S.Eufemia, ComoSolo
1997UnknownLiving Art Gallery, MilanoGroup
1997MiniartextilRassegna Internazionale d’Arte Tessile, ComoGroup
1996Pino ManosVilla Olmo, ComoSolo
1996UnknownVismara Arte, MilanoGroup
1995UnknownCentro Esposizioni della Rocca Paolina, PerugiaGroup
1995UnknownVilla Municipale Corgnani, Carmognano di Brenda, PadovaGroup
1994UnknownGalleria San Fedele , MilanoGroup
1994UnknownCastello San Giorgio, Orzinuovi, BresciaGroup
1966Pino ManosGalleria Uno, SassariSolo
1966Pino ManosMuseu de Arte Brasilera da Fundacao Alvares Pentaedo, San Paolo del BrasileSolo
1966Cinque ArtistiGalleria Uno, SassariGroup
1966Mostra ConfrontoGalleria Numero, FirenzeGroup
1966UnknownGalleria Numero, Mostra InternazionaleGroup
1966Indicazioni ’66Galleria Numero, FirenzeGroup
1965UnknownFoley’s Gallery, Houston, USAGroup
1965UnknownRich’s Gallery, Atlanta, USAGroup
1964collettiva InternazionaleRichmond e Yale, USAGroup
1964Mostra Pubblica IstruzioneRomaGroup
1964Mostra MercatoPalazzo Strozzi, FirenzeGroup
1964Mostra InternazionaleCinqualeGroup
1964UnknownPremio Marche, AnconaGroup
1963UnknownGalleria XXII Marzo, VeneziaGroup
1963Mostra MercatoPalazzo Strozzi, FirenzeGroup
1963Artisti ItalianiArmory Gallery, New YorkGroup
1963UnknownGalleria del Grattacielo, LivornoGroup
1963UnknownGarden House, CinqualeGroup
1962Pino ManosNew Vision Centre Gallery, LondraSolo
1962Pino ManosGalleria Tornabuoni, FirenzeSolo
1962Pino ManosGalleria Numero, PratoSolo
1962Europa 1962 - Pittura e SculturaNew Vision Gallery, LondraGroup
1962UnknownWoodstock Gallery, LondraGroup
1962Arte contemporaneaGalleria Mischaud, FirenzeGroup
1962Gruppo di artisti ItalianiDenver, Colorado, U.S.A.Group
1962Mostra Nazionale D’Arte astrattaGalleria Numero, FirenzeGroup
1962Artisti della NumeroGalleria Numero, VeneziaGroup
1962Mostra Dibattito di Pittura, Poesia e SculturaCasa Buonarroti, FirenzeGroup
1962X Mostra D’Arte All’ApertoPiazza Donatello, FirenzeGroup
1961Pino ManosWoodstock Gallery, LondraSolo
1961Mostra Nazionale di Arte astrattaGalleria Numero, FirenzeGroup
1961Mostra Internazionale di Arte astrattaGalleria Nazionale, PistoiaGroup
1961IX Mostra d’Arte all’ApertoPiazza Donatello, FirenzeGroup
1961Pittura e scultura d’avanguardiaGalleria Duncan, ParigiGroup
1961Gruppo di artisti ItalianiObelisk Gallery, LondraGroup
1961Esposizione TrendsNew Vision Gallery, LondraGroup
1961Mostra del piccolo formatoGalleria Numero, FirenzeGroup