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"I came to realize that in order to achieve the idea of ​​movement in a still image, you had to succeed in removing all that is superfluous and keep only the extreme tension of line and form. Through the composition, the interweaving of shapes and colors, we then manage to create a particularly strong tension in the drawing. "

This is what Lorenzo Mattotti, an Italian artist who lives and works in Paris, says when asked about the energy that emanates from his drawings. It is his sense of the line as of the color that allowed the artist to construct his multifaceted work - comic strip, animated cinema, painting, drawing - by shaping according to his own experiences, his unique language.  Lorenzo Mattotti's drawing is a perpetual vibration: the wave of his "fragile line" reduced to its essentiality, the tormented eddies of its powerful chiaroscuro or the sinuosity of its chromatic palette. Nothing can surround the art of Mattotti, his drawing is transversal, expanding.

From 1984, his book Feux/Fire was welcomed as an event in the world of comics and won numerous international awards. Over the years, Mattotti's work has evolved with a strong and constant coherence, but always with the eclecticism of the one who has the courage. to innovate. For children, he illustrated and published Pinocchio by Collodi, The Pavilion on the Dunes by Stevenson, and EugenioToday. The artist's books are published all over the world and his drawings are used as covers of The New Yorker or published in magazines or journals such as Le Monde, Repubblica, Das Magazin. He also worked in the field of fashion reinterpreting for the magazine Vanity models of the greatest couturier.

More than 40 personal exhibitions have been dedicated to him internationally, including retrospectives at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni de Rome, the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem, the Porta Romana Museum, the FHEL in Landerneau and the Villa Manin in Italy.

Selected Works

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Sovay Giugno, 2009, Crayon and pastel on paper

Sovay Giugno, 2009

Crayon and pastel on paper

22.00 x 18.00 inches

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Cover Internazionale, Illustration for Story by Nick Mount, 2016, Crayon and pastel on paper

Cover Internazionale, Illustration for Story by Nick Mount, 2016

Crayon and pastel on paper

25.00 x 20.00 inches

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Cover Parfums d’été, Published by Le Monde, 2012, Crayon and pastel on paper

Cover Parfums d’été, Published by Le Monde, 2012

Crayon and pastel on paper

22.00 x 18.00 inches

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Cover Internazionale, Illustration for Story by Motoyuki Shibata, 2015, Crayon and pastel on paper

Cover Internazionale, Illustration for Story by Motoyuki Shibata, 2015

Crayon and pastel on paper

22.00 x 18.00 inches

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Chemins de Traverse #4, 2019

Chemins de Traverse #4, 2019
Crayon and pastel on paper
19.00 x 19.00 inches

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Stanze Intime #4, 2021

Stanze Intime #4, 2021
Crayon and pastel on paper
18.00 x 18.00 inches

 

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Stanze Intime #3, 2021

Stanze Intime #3, 2021
Crayon and pastel on paper
18.00 x 18.00 inches

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Stanze Intime #5, 2021

Stanze Intime #5, 2021
Crayon and pastel on paper
18.00 x 18.00 inches

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Rooms - Dietro la Tenda, 2015, 

Rooms - Dietro la Tenda, 2015, 
Cover for Dessins & Peintures / Ed. Michel E, Leclerc, 2016
Crayon and pastel on paper
18.00 x 18.00 inches

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Rooms - Sulla Cadrega, 2015

Rooms - Sulla Cadrega, 2015
Crayon and pastel on paper
18.00 x 18.00 inches

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Rooms - Al finire della Notte, 2015

Rooms - Al finire della Notte, 2015
Crayon and pastel on paper
18.00 x 18.00 inches

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New Yorker Cover (Cover for The New Yorker Magazine, January 2013), 2013

New Yorker Cover (Cover for The New Yorker Magazine, January 2013), 2013
Crayon and pastel on paper
19.50 x 15.50 inches

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New Yorker Cover (Cover for The New Yorker Magazine, September 2006), 2006

New Yorker Cover (Cover for The New Yorker Magazine, September 2006), 2006
Crayon and pastel on paper
25.50 x 20.00 inches

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Chemins de Traverse: Vista dall’Alto, 2008

Chemins de Traverse: Vista dall’Alto, 2008
Acrylic on canvas
24.00 x 51.75 inches

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Rituali Intimi #1, 2021

Rituali Intimi #1, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
24.00 x 24.00 inches

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Amori Impossibli, 2021

Amori Impossibli, 2021
Acrylic on wood
52.50 x 56.50 inches

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La Ragazza Che Sogna, 2021

La Ragazza Che Sogna, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
57.50 x 57.50 inches

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Sovay Giugno, 2009, Crayon and pastel on paper

Sovay Giugno, 2009

Crayon and pastel on paper

22.00 x 18.00 inches

Cover Internazionale, Illustration for Story by Nick Mount, 2016, Crayon and pastel on paper

Cover Internazionale, Illustration for Story by Nick Mount, 2016

Crayon and pastel on paper

25.00 x 20.00 inches

Sold

Cover Parfums d’été, Published by Le Monde, 2012, Crayon and pastel on paper

Cover Parfums d’été, Published by Le Monde, 2012

Crayon and pastel on paper

22.00 x 18.00 inches

Sold

Cover Internazionale, Illustration for Story by Motoyuki Shibata, 2015, Crayon and pastel on paper

Cover Internazionale, Illustration for Story by Motoyuki Shibata, 2015

Crayon and pastel on paper

22.00 x 18.00 inches

Chemins de Traverse #4, 2019

Chemins de Traverse #4, 2019
Crayon and pastel on paper
19.00 x 19.00 inches

Stanze Intime #4, 2021

Stanze Intime #4, 2021
Crayon and pastel on paper
18.00 x 18.00 inches

 

Stanze Intime #3, 2021

Stanze Intime #3, 2021
Crayon and pastel on paper
18.00 x 18.00 inches

Stanze Intime #5, 2021

Stanze Intime #5, 2021
Crayon and pastel on paper
18.00 x 18.00 inches

Rooms - Dietro la Tenda, 2015, 

Rooms - Dietro la Tenda, 2015, 
Cover for Dessins & Peintures / Ed. Michel E, Leclerc, 2016
Crayon and pastel on paper
18.00 x 18.00 inches

Rooms - Sulla Cadrega, 2015

Rooms - Sulla Cadrega, 2015
Crayon and pastel on paper
18.00 x 18.00 inches

Rooms - Al finire della Notte, 2015

Rooms - Al finire della Notte, 2015
Crayon and pastel on paper
18.00 x 18.00 inches

New Yorker Cover (Cover for The New Yorker Magazine, January 2013), 2013

New Yorker Cover (Cover for The New Yorker Magazine, January 2013), 2013
Crayon and pastel on paper
19.50 x 15.50 inches

New Yorker Cover (Cover for The New Yorker Magazine, September 2006), 2006

New Yorker Cover (Cover for The New Yorker Magazine, September 2006), 2006
Crayon and pastel on paper
25.50 x 20.00 inches

Chemins de Traverse: Vista dall’Alto, 2008

Chemins de Traverse: Vista dall’Alto, 2008
Acrylic on canvas
24.00 x 51.75 inches

Rituali Intimi #1, 2021

Rituali Intimi #1, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
24.00 x 24.00 inches

Amori Impossibli, 2021

Amori Impossibli, 2021
Acrylic on wood
52.50 x 56.50 inches

La Ragazza Che Sogna, 2021

La Ragazza Che Sogna, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
57.50 x 57.50 inches