Barbara Pastorino

Barbara Pastorino

Milan, Italy

About Barbara Pastorino

I was born in Varallo, an artistic town on the Alps, now I live and work in Milan.

I paint abstract works inspired by nature and travel. Travel includes physical space as well as inner reality. The centre of my research includes trips into the unconscious, remote or underwater landscapes and literary works (primarily mythological).

I use several layers of acrylic colours and pigments as well as enamel in my art. The art is often characterized by strong, bold colours. Shapes are like glimpses into a mirage or a dream. I try to express an emotion, mood or feeling.

My starting point is an idea, memory or suggestion. My wish is that observers of my work use their imagination to go beyond the boundaries of the painting itself.



High school (specializing in classical studies)

Bocconi University – Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Business - Milano

Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (NABA) – Department of painting and visual arts – Milano


Suonocolore performance in April 2017, Milan, together with the musician Gabriele Nirvesh Negri.

Music and art improvisation with a painter and a double bass player, on the basis of the interconnections between music and colours.

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Paintings are permanently visible in the gallery Maiocchi 15, Via Maiocchi, 15, Milan.

Particular, June 2020, ArtKaroo Gallery, Oudtshoorn, South Africa, curated by Wilhelm Vincent
Opere su carta, January 2018, with the Circuiti Dinamici artistic group in Milan
Lablù exhibition, May 2017, in the spaziod art gallery, with the artistic group Lablù, Lecco
Lablù exhibition, April 2017, in the spaziod art gallery (Cortile delle Botti), with the artistic group Lablù, Lecco
Ridefinire il gioiello, March 2017, Spazio Seicentro, Via Savona, 99, Milan
The Coffee Art Project, March 2017, Group exhibition in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
I luoghi del silenzio, November 2016, with the Circuiti Dinamici artistic group in Milan
Oltre, July 2016, with the Wikiarte Gallery in Bologna
Dialogo con la terra, July 2015, at the Fondazione Bracco in Milan togheter with the artistic organization Mostrami
Artshot festival, July 2014, Centro culturale S.Agostino, Crema, sponsorized by the Town Hall and the Cultural Department of Crema
Il Segno, July 2014, International contest of contemporary art curated by galleria Zamenhof – Palazzo della Racchetta, Ferrara, sponsorized by the Town Hall of Ferrara
Biennale d’arte di Asolo, May 2014, International contest of contemporary art curated by Itaca Investmenti d’Arte, sponsorized by Museo Asolo, Provincia di Treviso, Regione Veneto
The Why of Art, March 2014, ADA Stecca3.0, organized by the association Estroverso, Milano
The Coffee Art Project, March 2014, Group exhibition in Timberyard, London
The Coffee Art Project, October 2013, Group exhibition in Arcamfactory, Milano
Pittura e scultura due scuole in mostra, May 2012, La Villa, Vedriano di Canossa (RE), sponsorized by the Town Hall of Vedriano
Emergency Art Auction, October 2009, Group exhibition and auction, organized by Emergency UK in Unit 24, London
Rassegna d’arte contemporanea, July 2003, Group exhibition in Palazzo Tornielli, sponsorized by the Town Hall of Ameno

Escape Route - June 2020, Baobar Milano - curated by Maiocchi15 Art Gallery
Paesaggi dell’inconscio – October 2010, Le biciclette Art Bar + Ristorante, Milano
Solo Exhibition – June 2008, Zen Sushi Restaurant, Milano