I have always been fascinated by signs and by the signs of language, and I have always reflected, using various modalities, about the expressive insufficiency of the word and the wearing out of the image, I began this work by tracing more or less spontaneous signs, attributing titles suggested by the forms glimpsed. Both the signs and the titles provided me with the theme of the works: paintings, sculptures, installations, videos, texts.
Since 2014 my sign has turned into writing, linear and neat drawing. I lay out the colour with a long and painstaking work, writing stories with a tight handwriting without line-spacing, illegible because the substance of writing submerges its sense. Images surface from handwriting, bringing back the visual experience of writing.
After all, shapes are where the narrator starts and where the reader symmetrically gets.
Both of them are looking.
Dino Izzo was born in Naples in 1948 and has been exhibiting since 1975.
He is one of the founders of the group "Virus" of Naples.
He is a law graduate from the University of Naples studies.
1986, "Nuove Tendenze in Italia" (New Tendencies in Italy), Florence; 1988, "Quattro" (Four), Milan; 1990, "Ipotesi 90" (Hypothesis 90), Milan; "Nuova Ricerca in Italia" (New Research in Italy), Loreto; "Status", Copenhagen; 1996, "Laboratorio Politico di Fine Secolo" (Political Laboratory at the End of the Century), Macerata; 1997, "Altre Alleanze" (Other Alliances), Turin; "Experience Design", Milan; "Pour Artaud", Milan/Chicago; "Laboratorio Politico di Fine Secolo 2" (Political Laboratory at the End of the Century 2), Rome; 1998, "Laboratorio Politico di Fine Secolo 3" (Political Laboratory at the End of the Century 3), Rome; "ArteVideoTv 2000", Bologna; 2002, "Digiuno" (Fasting), Laboratory, Naples; 2005, "Igladia," Palazzo Reale, Naples; 2015, "Homo Ludens", Opificio, Frattamaggiore, Naples; 2016, "Tribute to Totò", Museo Città Creativa, Salerno; "Exchange Show Italy-Japan", Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum with Art1307, Tokyo; "Group Show", Gallery Sakuragi Fine Arts, Tokyo; "Tokio Experience", Art1307, Naples.
Since 1996 he has produced many videos that have been shown in various Italian and European cities.
2016 "Solo Show", Casa Mugnolo, Naples; "The Others", Turin. 2017 "Reality between truth and fantasy", LAAA 825 Gallery/Art1307, Los Angeles "The traveling Canvas", Los Angeles/Naples