Born 1948 in Paduli, Italy. Lives and works in Rome, Paduli and Puglia, Italy.
An accomplished painter, sculptor, printmaker, and draughtsman, Mimmo Paladino is often associated with the Italian Transavanguardia, a movement that included Sandro Chia, Francesco Clemente, and Enzo Cucchi. Paldinos art is characterized by delicate line-renderings of allegorical human figures, organic forms, and archaic geometrical shapes, depicted in a saturated clarity of color. The catalogue raisonné of his print work was published by Art of This Century in 2001. Art of This Century also worked with Paladino on a portfolio of six prints entitled Mathematica. This project is based on one schematic form that is differentiated by the addition of collage-like elements, color shifts, and shading. Following the tradition of artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, and more recently Piet Mondrian, Paladino combines an interest in the aesthetics of drawing and printmaking with a fascination with mathematics and physics.