On December 15, 2022, JD Malat Gallery, in collaboration with the Italian Embassy in London, will hold a solo exhibition titled “Mimmo Rotella: The Urban Poet.” The event will serve as a major tribute to the prominent Italian post-war artist Domenico “Mimmo” Rotella who was particularly famous for his décollage technique. All the visitors will be able to explore the unique selection of never-before-seen artworks spanning from the 1950s to the 2000s. The exhibit will be open to the public through January 28, 2023.
“Mimmo Rotella: The Urban Poet” and the Stupendous Power of Décollage
The exhibition will take the visitors on a time-travel trip through the aesthetically convoluted world consisting of pieces of retro posters that together represent the artist’s body of work. Rotella’s eccentric medium allowed him to step out of the box and create a universe imbued with its own exceptional aesthetics and narratives. Rich visual vocabulary and intertextually are the two powers that will leave most of the visitors speechless. By rendering the past through Rotella’s art, the gallery introduces a viewer to the atmosphere of the 60s and the artist’s personal views on the pop culture of his time.