Born 1976 in Sondrio, Italy, Paolo Barlascini studied architecture in Genova, before moving to Berlin in 1999 to complete his architecture degree and concentrate on his painting work, during which time he also became involved in comic illustration and scenography for videos and films.
From 1999 he took part in several group shows in Italy and Germany, and had his first solo show at the Kraftwerk Galerie, Berlin in 2001. He followed with two solo shows in Sondrio, Italy, invited by Fernando Gianesini: “Verso la Struttura” in 2005 and “The Murder of Venus and other unsolved cases” for the Galleria Credito Valtellinese in 2008, curated by Rino Bertini.
2011 he presented the solo shows “Endeavour”, curated by Gianluca Ranzi, for the Fondazione Mudima in Milan, where the exploration of the world in the paintings happens through the eyes of an astronaut and a diver. The same year sees another solo show in Berlin, “Some I murder, some I let go”, an hommage to Berlin´s influences on the artist.
In Brescia in 2013 opens the solo exhibition “Per dopo la guerra” and the following year in Berlin “There is no time at which ties do not matter”, both focusing on the idea of constructive responsibility in architecture and figurative arts.
In 2015 he returns to Brescia with “The WOW! Signal”, again curated by Gianluca Ranzi, where we are invited to explore a less familiar, more primordial subjects and imagery.
With “Intermission”, Morbegno 2018, the landscape becomes further alien, detached from the origin world and more focused on the gestures and language of the paint itself.
He lives and works in Berlin.