Lives in Los Angeles
Amedeo Polazzo’s murals, according to his own intention, are destined to be erased and leave no trace, betraying the perennial nature of this technique. The work of art loses its absolute value, but also the possibility of easily becoming commodified. In his works, grids, doors, walls and interrupted passages are presented together with hanging clothes and climbing plants; they inhabit domestic environments, building sites, offices, providing a kaleidoscopic structure regulating postures and behaviours.
For 2020 Art Quadriennale, Polazzo has created a mural on one of the two staircases of Palazzo delle Esposizioni. The work overturns the propagandistic assumptions of the mural painting of the 1930s promoted by the Fascist regime, in which the theme of the ennoblement of man’s work was often present, creating a metaphor for today’s working conditions. The work, made with soft and diluted colours, will leave no visible trace after the exhibition, impregnating the walls and inscribing itself in the history of the building.