Technique : Digital print
Format: 4 x 3 m / 157 x 118 inches in 6 pieces
Edition size: 8 copies accompanied by a certificate signed and numbered by the artist.
Diego Perrone is an earthy guy with deep roots in Italy. He’s great at juxtaposing people/places/animals/objects in ways that bring out inherent aesthetic/conceptual qualities. His projects sometimes have a sly, humorous twist to them, like his Pensatori di buchi (The Thinkers of Holes, 2002), where just the name gets our attention. For this project Diego and his father spent a couple of month digging holes on their property and then the artist photographed local guys, both naked and clothed, around them. His Large Image is a self-portrait of him as a teenager with a pig. And aren’t all teenage boys pigs? But what makes this our kind of art is that the focus is on the pig and not Diego.
Afterart News #4, Richard Dailey