mario comensolimario barino
A great Swiss representative of pictorial realism, Mario Comensoli was born in Lugano in 1922 and moved in Zurich in 1944 where he died aged 71 years.The themes of his narration always a remained rooted to social reality and his perception of being human . Attentive mainly to the outcast, this translated into an exceptionally original language , able to grasp in advance the fundamental transformations and contradictions of an era. His painting was a continuous challenge against cultural trends and dominant myths. Whether depicting Italian immigrants , who in the Fifties and Sixties contribued in a hidden but decisive way to the construction of modern Switzerland , mocking the severe protestant middle class or interpreting the losing culture of refusal expressed by "no future"in the Eighties , Comensoli espressed the history of is country , always from the uncomfortable point of view of those who participed not in its triumphs , but in its defeats.