About Paola Gandolfi
Paola Gandolfi occupies a unique situation among contemporary Italian painters. Though nominally linked to the Pittura Colta (Cultivated Painting) movement that has exercised so much influence over the development of Italian art during the past two decades, she is in many respects much closer to the Surrealist painters of the first half of the 20th century.
In particular, she has an unabashed fascination with sexuality and an ability to invent emblematic forms reminiscent of the work of the great Belgian Surrealist René Magritte.
From Edward Lucie-Smith
Little Machine Spider 
Oil on Board, 37.5 x 45cm
On loan from Edward Lucie-Smith 2009