Topic: Paparella, Aldo
Aldo Paparella Italaina born Artist lived in Buenos Airs, Argentina.
Aldo Paparella was a fantastic painter, drawer and sculpture maker who was
born in Minturno- Latina, Italy in 1920. His first approach to a formal
artistic education was in Rome under the guidance of the famous painter
Antonucci. Among his first known works we were surprised to find some
decorative -yet unknown- skills as well as some interesting work in Churches
restoration. The 30s were difficult years for all Italians, and more
specifically to brilliant developing ones as Aldo. He had to serve to his
nation in Northern Africa for a couple of years, but he was soon captured by
the French and made prisoner. He spent three long and torturing years in a
French prisoner camp; this experience would leave deep and irremovable marks
that would latter be found on his works.
Those were difficult days for Paparella, but he managed to survive not only
in the outside, but more specifically in the inside.
He left his motherland and the old continent heading to South America,
looking for a better place in which to resettle. He arrived to Buenso Aires
early in 1950, and soon he picks upon his artistic skills that had been so
"in the air" for him during his young adult years, when his innocence had
not yet been compelled in a battle field.
By August that same year he was already participating of local art shows. In
1955 he began to work together with a group known as the Asociacion Arte
Nuevo -New art Asociation-. The abstraction and lyrical productions were
growing within Aldo Paparella's works.
Soon what would stand upon would be his sculptures and his un-formalism
Experts agree to say that it was from then on, that his works began to
evidence a broad rainbow of variations, changes, ruptures and searches.
Hi "Useless moments" (Momentos inutiles) exhibition held during 1971 is
indeed one of the most mature and definite collections made by Paparella.
Working upon poor materials such as carton, wood, cloth, chalk and glue, he
recreated a feel of monumental ruin that resembled the Roman Antiquity. Some
art critics agree to recognize in those tool elements Paparella's find.
these were a mean through which he could portray his discourse on the
On September 1976 his last individual sculpture exhibition took place. Un
cuarto de retrospective (A quarter or a room of retrospective), was his
final show. He died on January 31 1977, at only 56 years of age.
The world of art had lost a mastermind.
Hi son, Juan, was just 12 at that time. With time he grew up to face the
challenge of taking upon the artistic inheritance line of the family, and
developed as a wonderful artist himself, nowadays living in Brussels.
See Photo Image Gallery for Aldo Paparella:
Painings, Roma, 1948.
Paintings, Galeria Renom, Rosario, August 1950.
Paintings, Galeria Alcora, Bs. As. September '51.
Painting, Galeria Gutierrez, Buenos Aires, 1952.
Drwawing, Painting, Sculpture Galeria Viau, Bs. As., 5 June '53.
Oleos Galeria Krayd, Buenos Aires, June 1954.
Painting y Sculpture Galeria Antigona, Buenos Aires, November '55.
Exhibit Galery H., Buenos Aires, September, 1956.
Drawings & Sculptures - Galeria Antigona, Buenos Aires July'57.
Sculpture At the Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires, August '57.
Exhibitions of plastic expressions of non figurative art "Aldo Paparella" -
Instituto Adscripto Municipal de Comercio "Juana Berisso", Baradero. Buenos
Aires October '57.
Sculptures - Galeria Van Riel, Bs. As., August 1958.
Drawings & Sculptures - Galeria Van Riel, Bs. As., 29-6 al 11-7-59.
"20 sugerencias", drawings y sculptures - Galeria Van Riel,. Buenos Aires,
Sulptures Exhibition - Iron, sculpture - ceramics and drawings - Galery Van
Riel, Buenos Aires, May 1961.
"Sugerencias", paintings & sculptures - Galeria Lirolay, Buenos Aires, 1963.
Boxes and suggestions at Galeria Van Riel, Buenos Aires, October 1963.
Paintings and Sculptures at Galeria Van Riel, Buenos Aires, July 1964.
"22 Artefactos 1965" Galeria Van Riel, Buenos Aires, July 1965.
Doors, Artifacts and Useless furniture Galeria Van Riel, Buenos Aires,
Artifacts and Useless furnituren Galeria Van Riel, Buenos Aires, August 68.
Eleven Objects - Sculptures Galeria Galatea, Bs. As., October 1968.
Sculptures "As?ptico con progresividad"(Septic with progresivity) Galeria
Van Riel, Buenos Aires, July '69.
Mini-retrospective Galeria Van Riel, Buenos Aires, August 1970.
"Ayer y Hoy" paintings y sculptures en Galeria Van Riel. Buenos Aires, 21-6
Sculptures and Drawings, Galeria Van Riel, Bs. As., June -July 72.
"Paparella, Aldo", Galeria d'arte La Sfinge en Formia, Italia, October 72.
"Aldo Paparella" Municipal Theatre Gral. San Mart?n, Grand hall, Bs. As.,
"As? es todo... es mini" (This is how everything is, it's mini), Galeria
Carmen Waugh, Bs. As., April-May 73.
Pastels Exhibition -Galeria Atica, Bs. As., July-August 75.
Sculptures - Art Gallery International, Bs. As., September 1975.
"Un cuarto de retrospectiva", sculptures Galeria Victor Najmias, Buenos
Aires, September 1976.
Exposicion de aguafuertes Engraving's Group, Buenos Aires December 1976.
"Homage to Aldo Paparella" Galeria La Esfinge, Formia, Italia, May 1977.
"Aldo Paparella, Pasteles" Eduardo Sivori Museum, Buenos Aires, August
"Aldo Paparella, Pasteles, Sculptures" Galeria Atica, Buenos Aires,
First show at the Province Union of Figurative Arts at the Venice Palace,
Roma, November-December 1947.
Three Italian Painters at Impulso Group. As., May 1952.
First Salon "5 Italian Painters of Buenos Aires" Galeria Van Riel, Bs. As.,
Non Figurative Sulpture makers, painters, architects and Modern
photographers Galeria Van Riel, Bs. As., November, 1955
Painting and non figurative sculpture at the Museo Sivori, Bs. As., August
2nd new art salon, painters, sculpures and photographers non figurative at
Galeria Van Riel, Buenos Aires, December 1956.
Abstract Art Four Painters: Del Prete, Yente, Paparella, Testa, Galeria de
Arte Lerner, Bs. As., August 1957.
XLVI National Salon of Pastic arts Painting section, Bs. As., September
Non figurative sculpture Panorama at the Fine Art Stimulus asociation Bs.
As., 9 June '58.
Modern Rio de la Plata Show at Eduardo Sivori Museum, April 1959.
Salon Municipal de Artes Pl?sticas "Manuel Belgrano" l Museo E. Sivori, Bs.
As., July 1959.
Contemporary sculpture show of Argentine Plasta Artists, Bs. As., November
19th Mar del Plata saloon- Sculpture March1960. Grand honor prize
Open air sculpture show Sociedad Argentina de Artistas Pl?sticos, Buenos
Aires, May June- 1960.
Painter, sculptures, non figurative Art show Museo de Arte Moderno Bs. As.,
37th Annual saloon of Santa Fe- Sculpture Museo Rosa Galisteo de Rodr?guez,
Prize Adquisition Ministery of Education and culture
Argentine Vanguard Art Galeria Van Riel, Bs. As., July 1960.
"Arte No Figurativo" Galeria Peuser, Bs. As., August 1960.
New Art 60th Anual Salon, Painter, Sculpure and engraver Museo E. Sivori,
Bs. As., September 1960.
Cordoba Salon at Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes "Emilio A. Caraffa",
"El hombre antes del hombre" the man befote the man, Things exhibition,
Florida Gallery sponsored by the Museo de Arte Moderno, Bs. As., September
23 Salon de Arte - La Plata, November-DEcember 1961.
5? Anual ANFA, painting -sculpture Galeria Witcomb, Bs. As., June July
International Sculpture Prize of the Instituto Torcuato Di Tella, Bs. As.,
Cordoba Sculpture, Drawing, Salon December 1962-January 1963
Biennal in San Pablo, Brasil, September 1963.
"The sculpture of the small " Galeria Lirolay, Bs. As., November, 1963.
Argentine Art show at the Modern ARt Museom of Paris-France, december 1963.
" Trend comparison 1964-2", painters and sculpture makers Galeria Veneto,
Bs. As., 31-8 al 19-9-1964.
"Peque?as obras de grandes artistas", paintings y sculptures en Art Center,
Bs. As., 10 al September 1964.
1st Show "Valores del arte actual", Galeria Van Riel, Bs. As. April, 1965.
Painting, sculpture, crafting show at the Militar Circle. Bs. As. November
"El arte por el aire" Museo Municipal Arte Moderno Mendoza, September 67.
"El arte por el aire" Arquitectura department Universidad Nacional de Cuyo
San Juan, October, 67.
BOA group Sociedad Hebraica Argentina, Bs. As. August 69.
10th Bienal of San Pablo, Brasil, September- December, 69.
19th contest Bienal National Art funding "Dr. Augusto Palanza" Galeria
Witcomb. Bs. As., October, 69.
"Sculpture Abstract" Sociedad Hebraica Argentina, Bs. As., June 70.
"Culture and Army", Art show at the Commander in Chief of the Army Buenos
Aires, September, 70.
III Festival of the Arts - Tandil. Prize Sculpture and visual experiences
First Prize Sculpture "De Simone - Paparella" Galeria Atica, Bs. As., June,
11th Bienal de Middelheim, Amberes. June, 1971.
The ARtist and the world of Consumption - "El Artista y el Mundo del
Consumo" en Galeria Carmen Waugh, Bs. As., June-July 71.
"Surrealisino Ayer y Hoy", Yesterday and Today Surrealism, at Sociedad
Hebraica, Bs. As., July, 71.
"Cajas y Cajitas" General San Mart?n cultural center, Bs. As.,August 71.
Actual Argentine Sculpture Panorama at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes,
Bs. As., August, 1971.
"El Arte en la Calle" -Art on the streets, at Harrods, 26th Show, Bs.
Third Italian Salon "La Energ?a en las Artes Visuales"- the energy of the
Visual ARts, at Museo de Arte Moderno Buenos Aires, September 1971. First
2nd Open Air sculpture Show Buenos Aires at Urquiza Park Week, Bs.
As.,November, First prize
"Sculptures, Drawings and engravings of Argentine sculpture maker" Sociedad
Hebraica Argentina, Bs. As., September-October 73.
"Actueil trends in Argentine Art" Nize, France April 1974.
"Uno, Dos, Tres, Cuatro, con sus Cosas", sculptures and drawings - Art
International, Bs. As., August-September 74.
22nd Bienal Contest prize of Nacional Art Funding "Dr. Augusto Palanza"
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Bs. As., October 1975.
Sculpture -Argentina II, XXI organizad by Galeria de Arte del Banco de
la -Nacion Argentina, Bs. As., January- February, 1976.
"AIdo Paparella, Oscar Smoje, Pablo Su?rez", paintings at Galeria Balmaceda,
Bs. As., June, 76.
"100 years painting and Sculpture in Argentina 1878-1978". National Show
rooms, Buenos Aires, June July, 1978.
"12 Argentine Scuplture makers" hall of the General San Mart?n cultural
Center, Buenos Aires, August, 1979.
May 1977 - "Homage -Aldo Paparella" - Galeria la Esfinge en Formia, Latina,
Ra?l Alonso show at Galeria Bonino in honor of Aldo Paparella - May- June
"Enio Iommi, sculptures 1977", Galeria V?ctor Najm?as, Aldo Paparella",
Colective Works : "Sculptures en Homenaje a Paparella, Galeria Birger. May
The Following museums own Works by Paparella: Museo Nacional de Bellas
Artes, Bs. As. Museo de Artes Pl?sticas Eduardo S?vori, Bs. As. Museo de
Arte Moderno, Bs. As., e importantes colecciones oficiales y privadas de
Am?rica y Europa.
Gran Premio de Honor, XIX Salon de Mar del Plata, Feb-March 1960, Title:
"Sugerencia N? 21", iron
Premio Adquisici?n "Ministerio de Educaci?n y Cultura" , 37 Salon Anual of
Santa Fe, Museo Rosa Galisteo de Rodr?guez, Sculpture section, July 1960,
Title: "Sugesti?n N? 25", iron
Sculpture first Prize: 3rd Festival de las Artes en Tandil,
October-November, 1970,Title "Artefacto N? 15" aluminum anodizado.
Sculpture first prizz, 3rd Salon Italo, Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos
Aires, September 1971, "Energ?a Apagada", plaster carton.
First prize, 2nd Sculptures Open Air Show, Buenos Aires week- Municipalidad
de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, November 1971, Title: "Bandera Desgarrada",
aluminum golden anodinado.
Estimulous Prize Art Nacional Funding 1970-1971 Sculpture.
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