Pierluigi Pusole (1963) is a famous Italian artist living and working in Turin. He began exhibiting in 1986, and since then, he has been included as a representative of the new generation of Italian painting in important international collective exhibitions in the 1980s and 1990s, such as Il Cangiante curated by Corrado Levi (PAC: Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Milan • 1987), the Venice Biennale (1991), The Nineties (1991), Twelve Italian Painters (1995), Changing of Guard (1996), Last Generations (1996) and Anthology (1996). His works have also been included in personal and collective exhibitions worldwide. He has established himself as one of the most original and mature voices, as shown in the exhibition of Italian artists from the 1960s to the present day called Challenging Beauty: Insights of Italian Contemporary Art (Parkview Green, Beijing • 2016–17). Pusole belongs to the triad of famous local artists – Danielle Gulliano (1961) and Bartolomeo Migliore (1963) – who also came to prominence in the 1990s. The group often exhibit together, like the recent show at the Davide Paludetto (Arte Contemporanea, Turin • 2020). Among a long list of collective shows, Pusole also participated in two shows curated by the American-Italian artist Victor Kastelic (1964) at his gallery Kspaces in Turin: The Greatest Things/Le cose migliori (2018), Foreshadows/Prefigurazioni (2019) and Strange Days (2020).
He works in various media: painting, drawing, and photography.
My images are unnatural. Indeed, they are a challenge against nature. When I write "I am God" this is exactly what I mean: I want to challenge nature, this is the purpose of my scientific research. When I paint I am no longer in nature, I compare myself with nature from the outside, recreating it. My paintings are a kind of genetic engineering experiment. These latest works of mine are totally autonomous. I think they are my best works because they come from studies of mathematics and philosophy and not from artistic relationships that I have had in the past. I haven't even looked at catalogues or art magazines for months; instead, I read scientific essays. That's why I say – defiantly – that I am a scientist-god.
– Pierluigi Pusole in his interview on the "Io sono Dio" ("I am God") series by Massimiliano Gioni, TRAX (2018)