MJ Moments_MimmoCozzolino

Mimmo Cozzolino


Wednesday 30 October - Sunday 24 November 2019

Opening Wednesday 30 October, 6.30-8pm
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Mimmo Cozzolino’s Moments exhibition is a series painted in mixed media on used X-ray film. His curiosity about X-rays as a suitable substrate to adopt for his art practice started after his parents passed away and he helped clear their house. He found dozens of envelopes full of X-rays that he took back to his studio. Initially, he used the X-rays to hand-cut stencils that he then used for painting on canvas. Eventually, Cozzolino began painting directly on the used X-ray film and liking the effect of leaving small areas of unpainted film for contrast.

The element of visual surprise that his working process can, and often does, produce is what motivates him to keep creating:
‘I want to be inspired by the images that come to the surface by chance and almost autonomously. They generally suggest other visual paths to explore. Only later do I try to imagine the meaning these images may offer, yet some images puzzle me completely, and I like this too'.

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