Catalog of the Pino Deodato exhibition. Windows on the Mediterranean, curated by Prashanth Cattaneo and Sabina Melesi, Torre Viscontea, Lecco, 3 July – 1 August 2021.
[…] And if now the arrival of summer leads us to think of the sea, to the blue of its color, to the pleasure of relaxing on the beach or swimming, Pino Deodato - thinking of the sea - invites us to look beyond our everyday life, at least with the thought, to share with us his reflection on the tragedies of the Mediterranean experienced by the people who, due to poverty and wars, cross countries to cross it, unfortunately very often without success.
This research project by Pino Deodato - presented by Associazione COE and Galleria Melesi - is unpublished. The artist began developing it last summer at his native home-studio in Nao, fraction of Jonadi, in the province of Vibo Valentia. It is a complex work - not yet completed - today divided into about forty terracotta and a dozen canvases that tell, or better, they make Deodato's thoughts visible, his pain and his hope for a story that should never repeat itself.
(from the text by Prashanth Cattaneo)