top of page
RF.VillaIgiea.ARFH-CMYK-Black.png

Dominic Pellegrino

Domenico Pellegrino, Sicilian artist, as known as the artist of light, believes in the synthesis between heritage and future. With his artistic work he magnifies Sicily and its traditions. His works have been chosen by Disney for StarWars, he has collaborated with the maison Hermés and Dior. He exhibited at the 58th Venice Art Biennale, at Manifesta12, in Palermo Capital of Culture, just to name a few, and also over 28 solo shows and 76 group exhibitions. His latest huge work in light and wood, is the symbol of Procida Capital of Culture 2022. Many artworks are present in Museums and Private Collection.

 

pojects for Vllla igiea

Olive garden

Garden of Olives, Domenico Pellegrino, 2020

Two artworks, part of the larger collection composed of 24 trees, led light, trees and resin. Size variable 150x250cm, power outlet

 

Myths and legends run after each other in Pellegrino's work.

The Olive tree in the Odyssey, appears every time there is a positive turnaround, a resolution and a dissolution of an impasse, in his installation Pellegrino uses the olive tree, as a symbol through which the planet is reborn through positive man interventions.

Under the olive trees he takes refuge, exhausted, after the shipwreck that brings him to Scheria and the Olive tree is the tree that welcomes him in his homeland, furthermore, Ulivo is the pole with which Odysseus and his companions blind Polyphemus, and the handle of the ax with which the hero builds the boat on the island of Calypso.

 

The trees made by Pellegrino are dead olive trees that the artist has recovered and that with his intervention makes them be reborn, sprout: their buds are made of light, that light that gives back life and starts everything again every time the Sun shine. These artworks using two dead olive trees which the artist modifies with interventions of light.

 

The trees are raised from the ground and the roots ready to settle on another ground, an invitation to act. Trees, individuals, rich, fluid like water, will flow their streets. All different and alone united to form a community. The works are part of a collection consisting of 24 trees, like 24 are the books of the Odyssey, which the artist will create and will constitute a widespread collection.

Garden of Olives, Domenico Pellegrino, 2020

Two works, part of the larger collection consisting of 24 trees, led light, trees and resin. Variable size 150x250 cm, socket.

 

Myths and legends chase each other in Pellegrino's work.

The Olive tree in the Odyssey appears every time there is a positive trend reversal, a resolution and a dissolution of an impasse, in his installation Pellegrino uses the olive tree as a symbol through which the planet is reborn through the positive human interventions.

 

Exhausted, he takes refuge under the olive trees after the shipwreck that takes him to Scheria and the Olive tree is the tree that welcomes him to his homeland, furthermore the Olive tree is the pole with which Odysseus and his companions blind Polyphemus, and the handle of the ax with where the hero builds the boat on Calypso's island.

 

The trees created by Pellegrino are dead olive trees that the artist has recovered and which with his intervention makes them reborn, sprout: their sprouts are made of light, that light that gives life back and restarts everything every time the sun shines.

 

 

These works use two dead olive trees that the artist modifies with light interventions. The trees are lifted off the ground and their roots ready to land on another ground, an invitation to action. Trees, individuals, rich, fluid like water, will flow their paths. All different and alone united to form a community. The works are part of a collection made up of 24 trees, like 24 are the books of the Odyssey, which the artist will create and constitute a widespread collection.

click to listen to a poem
by Luigi Pirandello "To an Olive Tree"

Liberty Pop

Liberty Pop, Domenico Pellegrino, 2021

Cage in metal, Peacock in wood and led light, (luminaria), enamel painting, power outlet

A tribute to Liberty and Art Nouveau.

 

The Liberty Pop project narrates the elegance and beauty of a past time which, like the plot of a splendid tapestry, is closely connected to the identity of Sicily. Reality is the cage of those who lack imagination is the subtitle of this artwork: a large cage with the door open "just to get out and free your imagination".

 

The peacock makes its first appearance in London in the famous and beautiful Peacock Room, decorated by Whistler between 1876 and 1877. Mucha, Beardsley, Liberty and Tiffany subsequently declined it into unparalleled masterpieces. At the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Palermo too had an intense Art Nouveau season which produced some of the most beautiful artistic creations, known throughout the world: the peacocks which in the hall of mirrors of Villa Igiea recall the cyclical nature of life or, again, the stained glass window that Pietro Bevilacqua, collaborator of Ernesto Basile, created in 1920 for Villa Tasca depicting two peacocks in front of a fountain, which recalls a style in which fluid lines predominate and in which the intrinsic fluidity of the glass material lent itself to extraordinary interpretations.

 

The Peacocks are symbolic of re-growth and rejuvenation, respect, honor and integrity; symbol of beauty, love and passion.

Liberty Pop, Domenico Pellegrino, 2021

Metal cage, wooden peacock and led light, (luminaria), enamel painting, socket

A tribute to Liberty and Art Nouveau.

 

The Liberty Pop project narrates the elegance and beauty of a past time which, like the plot of a splendid tapestry, is closely connected to the identity of Sicily. Reality is the cage of those who have no imagination is the subtitle of this work: a large cage with the door open "just to get out and free the imagination".

 

The peacock makes its first appearance in London in the famous and beautiful Peacock Room, decorated by Whistler between 1876 and 1877. Mucha, Beardsley, Liberty and Tiffany subsequently declined it in unparalleled masterpieces. At the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, Palermo also experienced an intense Art Nouveau season which produced some of the most beautiful artistic creations, known all over the world: the peacocks which in the hall of mirrors of Villa Igiea recall the cyclical nature of life or, again, the stained glass window that Pietro Bevilacqua, collaborator of Ernesto Basile, created in 1920 for Villa Tasca depicting two peacocks in front of a fountain, which recalls a style in which fluid lines predominated and in which the intrinsic fluidity of the glass material lent itself to extraordinary interpretations.

 

 

Peacocks are symbols of rebirth and rejuvenation, respect, honor and integrity; symbols of beauty, love and passion.

bottom of page