A pop artist for the 21st Century, Mauro Perucchetti addresses pressing social issues. Conveying the pulse of contemporary culture: Barbie, Sex & The City, and the global economy have all found their way into his artwork. The birth of Dolly, the first cloned animal, and the ensuing debate over the ethics of cloning prompted him to create "Jelly Babies". These figurines resembling the Pillsbury Doughboy and Gummy Bear candies serve as a metaphor for the cloning of human beings. The cultural proximity established by the use of popular icons enables an initial approach that facilitates a deeper understanding of his work for each and everyone. Perucchetti indeed uses bright colors, recognizable shapes, and smooth shiny surfaces to entice his viewers. In this regard, he has worked with a wide range of materials, ranging from Swarovski crystals to steel. Yet, pigmented resin, a technique that took him five years to develop, has become his signature.
Thanks to a constantly renewed still instantly recognizable style, Mauro Perucchetti has in the course of the past twenty years made a name of himself alongside Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, and Piero Manzoni, whom his work playfully references to. Beyond his countless solo exhibitions, his sculptures have also been presented side by side with international landmarks such as the place du Louvre (Paris, France), Marble Arch (London, UK), the Villa Borghese (Rome, Italy) or the Plaza Singapura (Singapore). They can be found in the world's most renowned public and private collections (the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The Welcome Trust, The David Roberts Art Foundation, etc.)