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Journey Verona - Shangai round - 12 May 2011

The friendship that binds Salvo Pastorello and me is of long standing and it dates back to 10 years ago when we took two journeys Verona-Rome round within the space of a month. As in the famous RAI’s TV programme “Milano-Roma”, we had to share a small compartment for at least six consecutive hours and for four times in a row.
When you are in this kind of situation, and you have already spent all you have to say about the weather, you slowly began to talk about yourself and so I found out many things about this original artist’s incredible story.
Salvo Pastorello is not one of those men that just dream of packing it all in and leaving for Bora Bora…He has actually done it! He took bag and baggage, wife and daughter and left searching for that Eden we all yearn for in some way. He even gave up his painting activity and begun working as a mechanic, a carpenter, a mason…an authentic change of life and future. It is easy to imagine the curiosity that aroused in me the fact to be able to ask one of those men, that actually did it, what does it mean to flee, to pack it all in and leave for the unknown.
It is meaningless now to tell about Salvo Pasorello’s adventures in Polynesia, but it did make sense for me hearing his stories to understand his painting. And his stories enriched with tales of other journeys: United States, Norway, Germany, Canada, France, Switzerland…China.
This great traveller has seen all and some in his life and he has never give his painting up; he has known artists of all sorts, conceptual artists, photographers, installation artists, sculptors, digital artists, visual poets…innovators and conservatives, idealists and teasers…but he had never got a doubt about keeping “researching” only through painting.
While I was hearing his tales drenched in science and philosophy, I started to understand why painting is so important to him. The paintbrush leaves authentic traces and traces are sings that allow us through memory to go back to our personal experience, our past experiences and teachings.
Nothing but the use of the paintbrush is able to transmit the immortal feeling of the sign, meant as a witness wake to be passed on. For a traveller like Salvo Pastorello traces are the one and only true bond with the people he had met, with his history, an actual umbilical cord that keeps him glued on himself and the whole World.
That is why his painting, even if it is abstract, does not erase figures that appear disguise as symbols, object, sings, writing, men and women…every vision of his meetings, of what flows and has flown before his eyes in the streets, the stations, the airports, the cities…
Those figures are the traces remained attached to his thoughts, signs that spring out of the paintbrush and that without saying a word tell us about visions of earth and matter, of countries and woods always dragging along the Mediterranean inheritance of his Sicilian origins.
I believe this is the reason why watching his works you do not search for originality at all costs, but you let yourself be cradled by the ephemeral sensation of the dreamlike backgrounds that support suspended figures that are sometimes incoherent as life and travel are, full of accidents and events that force us to find from time to time solutions to reach the end. This is what is missing in Salvo Pastorello’s works, an end! This is exactly what makes them great; they are always changing like every travel, like every Biennial, especially this 54th Biennial on the subject “ILLUMInations”, a hymn to travel and to encounter between peoples so different and at the same time so alike to make a traveller like Salvo Pastorello decide to always come back to his home town where finally this year, in Venice, is welcomed in an official capacity.

Paolo Mozzo, assistente commissario del Padiglione della Repubblica Araba Siriana

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