Mimmo Paladino (Paduli, Benevento 1948) is part of Transavanguardia group. Paladino shows the typical divisions in traditional art, expressing himself in the field of painting, sculpture and graphics.
In his works one can see images that go back to an arcane and primitive universe, where forms are translated into elegant signs yet, at the same time, simplified.
In fact, it is this exact passage from the image as an analogical language to the sign, where the image has a logical significance establishing the most typical feature in Paladino's formal universe.
His universe is one where signs appear and multiply into an enormous quantity generated by an artistic and formal need.
This universe seems to come into contact with a completely new culture, even foreign, in which the signs are like an unknown alphabet waiting to be deciphered and understood.