Lorenzo Mattotti


Lorenzo Mattotti emerged in the late 1970s as part of the Bologna based collective Valvoline, and in 1984 produced Fuochi, a story about a soldier going mad, which has been translated all over the world, and won several major international awards. Mattotti currently works as an illustrator for leading international magazines, including The New YorkerLe MondeDas MagazinSüddeutsche ZeitungNouvel ObservateurCorriere della Sera and La Repubblica. Numerous exhibitions have been dedicated to his work, including, most recently, one at the Leclerc Foundation. His most well known publications include Signor SpartacoDoctor NefastoL'uomo alla finestra and Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. Famous for his dreamlike style, which has attracted the attention of major contemporary artists, Mattotti's drawings open up a productive dialogue with film. In 2000 he created the official poster for the Cannes Film Festival, and in 2004 contributed to the film Eros by Michelangelo Antonioni, Wong Kar-wai and Steven Soderbergh, creating the linking segments between the three episodes. Both he and Blutch created segements for the 2007 omnibus animated feature Peur(s) du noir and in 2012 he worked on the animated feature Pinocchio, directed by Enzo D’Alò, who also created La gabbianella e il gatto.

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