Eduardo Paolozzi exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery

Eduardo Paolozzi (1924-2005) was  born in Edinburgh and was the eldest son of Italian immigrants. Palozzi lost his father, uncle and grandfather in the war when the ship transporting them to Canada was sunk by a German U-Boat. Paolozzi was one of the most innovative and insubordinate Post-War artists of the 20th Century. Paolozzi is considered to be the “godfather of Pop Art”. Paolozzi’s confidence in his use of varied mediums illustrates how he challenged artistic and political conventions. Paolozzi uses collage, sculptures, prints, bronze, found objects and screen prints in his work. His work displayed at the Whitechapel Gallery, taking particular interest in his comic book like illustrations and prints of what he perceived space travel to be like. Looking at Space travel through Pop Art opens up new ideas of how fun, thrilling and colourful the concept of spacecraft and travel could be.

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