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Pino
Young Lady Reading at the Beach, Nantucket,
Oil on canvas
40 x 44", signed lower left 
Pino
Royal Beauty
Oil on canvas
30 x 40 in.
Pino
Leisure
Oil on canvas
30 x 24 in.
Pino
Sand Castles and Contemplation

Oil on canvas
40 x 40 inches

Pino

(Italian-American, b. 1939)

Throughout history gifted individuals have agonized and labored to perfect to their own satisfaction judgment and artistic technique. Those who possess a brilliant ability to reveal qualities of nature with clarity and cutting-edge uniqueness are deemed peerless.

Pino grew up in an impoverished Italian village, the son of parents who rejected as absurd and unpractical his burning desire to become an artist of merit. At the age of 18, the resolute artist fled penniless to Milan to pursue his dream. He studied and became inspired by the canvases of Sorolla, Boldini and Braque and was highly influenced by the liberating films of Fellini. In 1979, he moved to America and although he became one of the most sought-after book cover illustrators in the world by 1989, because artistic independence was more important than fame and fortune, he left a lucrative illustration career to enter the insecure world of the easel painter.

Pino's passion to discover, explore and comprehend nature's complexities helped him develop extraordinary perception and adept drawing skills. His awareness of anatomy, atmospheric effects, light and shadow is discerned through an exquisite artistic palette that exposes the sensuous, elusive and sublime on canvas. The artist's brush can reveal exuberant bliss captured in quiet moments of solitude (see Ecstasy), the rush found in creative exploration (see The Gypsy) or the confident dignity of an unpretentious common laborer (see Esther). Within a complex tapestry of paint, Pino vigorously examines and exalts on canvas life's simplicities, hardships and triumphs.

The artist's growing ability to draw the hidden and the obvious aspects of nature is enhanced by observing and understanding movement, shape and subliminal content. His brush resolutely builds thick and thin layers of pigment in fluid swishes, daubs and dashes that unveil reality's secrets, mysteries and meanings, while at the same time it simulates weight, volume and space. Ying-yang abstract and pragmatic technical elements intermingle and juxtapose to create a sense of time and substance. Eclectic passages within a unified whole are soft and hard, resonant and delicate, authoritative and timid, rhythmic and static, vibrant and subtle.

Like an athletic champion, Pino thirsts for knowledge and vows to outdo today what he did yesterday. He is a humble, serious, genuine, unassuming, candid man who becomes energized whenever he can communicate intimately with a canvas. His brush combines academic, impressionistic and abstract painting techniques that assimilate a semblance of life and emotion on canvas and that is why his beautifully orchestrated, sumptuous paintings receive well-deserved rave reviews.

Pino calls himself "a psychological expressionist." His intensity of purpose ignites a fire in his brush that sweeps across canvases to reveal aspects of the artist and the human condition. His bravura painterly brushwork conveys universal actions, characteristics and emotions through "flesh and blood" figures that seem to move, think, react and breathe. The artist scrutinizes and resolves focal points and abstracts in fascinating patterns of color everything outside those focal points in order to reconstruct on canvas how a person actually would see a scene.

Never satisfied, Pino works diligently to capture the essence of the hidden, the untold and the obvious that is obscured in nature's intricacies. Pino's most recent canvases are alive with motion, color and expression and they astound critics and the public alike. As the unassuming artist strives to perfect an eloquent, meaningful, unique oeuvre the touch of a master is revealed.