Luca Pignatelli was born in 1962 in Milan, where he still lives and works . He studied architecture and art history at Politecnico di Milano. During this time Pignatelli developed a special relationship with painting. In his work, the artist engages with time and memory and condenses them into a transversal historical reflection. In his large scale works, Pignatelli utilizes recovered and unexpected structures, canvases and tarpaulins, woods and irons. He assembles papers, onto which he applies his selection of images, icons of the collective memory taken from a kind of universally renowned repertoire. Currently, Luca Pignatelli’s research focuses on materials and on the aesthetic and conceptual possibilities generated by the superimposition and stratification of different iconographic cultures. In his late period works, he uses mixed media on antique Persian carpets, created under the intention of integrating distant historical periods, cultures and worlds. Pignatelli has done numerous solo exhibitions in important museums all over Italy and participated in group exhibitions around the world. Among these can be cited, La Triennale di Milano, MAXXI Museum in Rome (2018); La Fenice Theater di Venice (2017), Uffizi Gallery in Florence (2015), Capodimonte Museum, Naples (2014), Gallerie dell’Accademia, Florence (2014); 53rd International Art Biennal Exhibition, Venice (2009), Palace of the European Parliament, Strasburgo (2003); Isetan Tokyo Museum, Tokyo (2000).