Studied Philosophy and Mathematics at Portland State University and New York University. Using the universal and symbolic language of pictograms, Pippo Lionni portrays life. Through this abrupt and minimal universe, the artist shows us a mirror of the human condition. However, this political and critical work is also a humoristic vision of contemporary society. The graphic simplicity of this visual language is open-ended – leaving the spectator’s imagination free to construct while never indifferent. The pieces are made of big rectangular steel plates on which pictograms play, fight and embrace, and from which emerges the essential meaning. The artist sometimes uses walls or ceilings – the pictograms then occupy the space, almost if escaped from materiality. Those big installations give a physical and tangible dimension to the work.