A World Based on a Different Logic: The Art of Bruno Pontiroli

On Art and Aesthetics

“Imagine a world based on a different logic; a universe comprised of the absurd and paradoxes. A dream in which aircraft crash into clouds and snowmen model a human body using flakes of skin,” writes French artist Bruno Pontiroli. “My aim is turn the narrow vision that we have of the world upside down and disturb our imagination while shaking an accepted reality with images that are as comprehensible as they are familiar. Distorting a symbol or mixing opposing universes allows me to question the identity of things so that I can reinvent them.”

Bruno at work

In Bruno’s fascinating and disturbing body of work, animal and human anatomy is stretched into long tubes and cut with scissors. Identities merge, a fish-woman “carries herself”. A man stares at his fatty stomach – spread out before him as chunks of flesh.

An admirer of René Magritte, Roland Topor, Rubens and Rembrandt, Bruno finds inspiration in situations, books and images that…

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