The Kinder Surprise reveals the values of society. Dario Pilato likens individuals to these collectable
figures – each person is unique yet linked by a shared humanity. The artist is a native Italian who grew up in Belgium. He studied plastic, visual and spatial arts before devoting himself to his creations. MonoKinderchromie, for example, revives vintage toys whilst giving them deeper meaning. The vibrant sculptures are reminiscent of neo-expressionism. They are characterised by the repetition and entanglement of children’s toys offered when purchasing something to attract consumers, questioning social and economic issues of society.
Image: Dario Pilato, PolyKinderchromie n°1, (2021). Vintage Kinder Surprises, 120cm x 100cm x 7cm.