PAM Paolo Mazzuchelli

Between the Eyelashes


PAM Paolo Mazzuchelli, Tra le labbra (Riboulez le Kick. Almamegretta 4/4), 2013, mixed media on canvas, 226 x 370 cm, photo credits © Maurizio De Marchi

Curated by Cristina Sonderegger

Mazzuchelli is one of the most representative Ticino artists of the generation born in the 1950s. An attentive observer of the contemporary scene, PAM has spent his artistic career in Ticino, where he has chosen to live and work, while maintaining relations of exchange with other regions, particularly other parts of Switzerland and Italy. Initially a calligraphic painter working with thick impasto, he was influenced by Surrealism, Expressionism and Art Informel. His work also owes much to the Beat Generation, psychedelic art and underground literature. The various stages of the artist’s career are explored in the “Tra le ciglia” (Between the Eyelashes) exhibition, which presents a corpus of around 100 mainly large-format paintings made from his debut in the 1970s up until the present day. The layout of the show is not chronological; the works are instead grouped according to recurrent themes and subjects. These include motifs from the plant kingdom, dreamlike and apocalyptic landscapes, and the human figure. The exhibition also examines the different techniques used by the artist, particularly the use of mineral coal, Indian ink and mixed media on canvas and paper, and various engraving techniques.


  • Piazza Bernardino Luini 6, 6900 Lugano
  • Tu-We-Fr: 10 am - 5 pm
    Th: 10 am - 8 pm
    Sa-Su-Public holidays: 10 am - 6 pm
    Closed on Mondays
  • Curated by Cristina Sonderegger

    Press conference
    Friday September 4th,
    11 am

    Saturday September 5th,
    6 pm

  • Full price: 15.- CHF/Reduced price: 12.- CHF


PAM Paolo Mazzuchelli was born in Lugano on 27 January 1954. He received his training at the CSIA (Centro Scolastico Industrie Artistiche) art school in Lugano, followed by the Brera Academy in Milan. In 1982 he won the drawing competition held by the Municipality of Chiasso and had his first important solo show at the Galleria Mosaico, also in Chiasso. He was awarded the prestigious Federal Grant for Fine Arts in both 1992 and 1993. During the 1990s, Mazzuchelli embarked upon a fruitful collaborative relationship with artists and writers who gravitated around the visual poet Franco Beltrametti, giving rise to crossover experiences between image, music and poetry. Since 2000, various exhibitions of his work have been staged at the Museo Villa dei Cedri in Bellinzona, the Centro Culturale Elisarion in Minusio, the Galerie Carzaniga in Basel, and the Galleria Carlo Mazzi in Tegna, the village where the artist currently lives and works.






PAM Paolo Mazzuchelli. Tra le ciglia (IT/DE)