Pino Pinelli (b. 1938, Catania, Italy) was inspired by the slightly older Zero artists. Using innovative materials and utilizing outlines or geometric trails, he explores the essence of painting itself and the tradition of painting. He was one of the leading artists of Analytical Painting, defined by art critic Filiberto Menna. He moved to Milan in 1963 where he was influenced by Lucio Fontana, Piero Manzoni and Enrico Castellani as well as other artists. His work has been exhibited worldwide since the late 1960s, notably at the Institute of Italian Culture (London), the National Gallery of Modern Art (Rome), and the Venice Biennale in 1987 and 1997. He currently lives and works in Milan.