OLIVIER MOSSET, San Carlo PG

27/05/2023 - 15/09/2023

Olivier Mosset Video interview
OLIVIER MOSSET, San Carlo PG

A monumental yellow painting titled “San Carlo PG” is presented, filling the floor of the 17th- century deconsecrated church of San Carlo. The site specific work measuring over five by twenty meters stretches to the nave’s edges as if wishing to expand beyond them. The installation creates a spatial unity in which the emphasis is purely on color and challenges the traditional vertical posture of “art”.

Olivier Mosset is one of the central figure of Post-War Abstract Painting, and an essential reference for several generations of European and American painters. In pursuit of formal rigor and the physical roots of painting, Olivier Mosset’s art is direct and evident, suppressing figuration, subjectivity, symbol and metaphor in a practice that contains and rejects the dialectical history of painting. With the same analytical rigor of his early works, Mosset’s most recent practice exhales the fields of monochromatic and geometric abstraction.

Olivier Mosset
Olivier Mosset

Olivier Mosset was born in 1944 in Bern, Switzerland. He now lives and works between New York and Tucson, Arizona. His work has been exhibited in numeral museums and galleries around the world including the Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson (2021); MAMCO, Geneva (2020), Gagosian Gallery, Geneva (2020); Fondazione Antonio Dalle Nogare, Bolzano, Italy (2019); A Palazzo Gallery, Brescia, Italy (2019); Martos Gallery, New York (2013); Kunsthalle, Zürich (2012); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2006); Galaxie 500, a collaboration with Servane Mary and Jacob Kassay, Swiss Institute, New York (2013); Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan, Italy (2010); Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2008); and the 44th Biennale di Venezia, Swiss Pavillion, Venezia, Italy (1990) amongst others. Olivier Mosset’s works are part of the following public collections: Centre Pompidou, Paris, Migros Museum, Zürich; Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland; Musée des Beaux Arts, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland; Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Gallery of Canada, Ontario.