June 18 - July 29, 2019
Marc Jancou presents a selection of rare early works by Paolo Colombo, which reflects the diverse interests of the artist and delicate sensibility that has carried through to his current practice. Colombo received a degree in languages and literature from the University of Rome in 1975. His art practice grew in parallel with his writing, incorporating text into his works on paper and carrying the evocative visuals of his poetry into his artwork.The formative years of his painting and drawing practice were self-taught, exploring simple principles of line, form and colour. In the 1980s, he moved into a more illustrative practice drawing from personal experience and using motifs of hands, animals and figures.