Well, why don’t you meet Artist Claudio Parentela?

We were super excited to have artist Claudio Parentela write to us about his work.  The Italian based Artist has been creating since 1995 with figure paintings and more recently photography and collage pieces, with some big shows planned in USA next year.  We love his work and I’m sure you will too, find out more about his inspirations here…

Tell us about yourself, how did you get into art?

I make art since……a lot….many many years….professionally since 1995….my first and important show is been in Lubljana in the far 1999 at the ‘’Break21 Festival’’….a fantastic experience with wonderful people there….since then I paint every day…..it’s a fantastic journey every day….for 15 years I painted and drew only in black and white with tons of black Indian ink ….in these last years I needed of colors and to experiment with other…..with other materials…..with all I’ve on hand….

What inspires you to create, where do you find your inspiration?

So difficult and easy at the same time to answer…..many many things….different ,similar things inspire me continually every day to create….music….absolutely… first I need of good music ….my cigarettes….and if it’s possible a good beer….
My muses/my inspirations vary every day…..Ghedalia Tazartes,Diamanda Galas,Shirley Horn,Patty Waters,Ornette Colemann,Sun Ra,Vivienne Westwood,John Galliano ,Moschino,The Incapacitans,Alan Vega&Suicide,Hercules and Love Affair,Can,The Irreprensibles……much much fashion….underground comics…..my books……Aurobindo and the Mother,Sai Baba,Tarots,Kundalini Yoga,Carolyne Miss,Alesteir Crowley…….my friends….their laughters….my garden with my cats and my beloved flowers….my wife….and our love!

You work with lots of different mediums, do you have a favourite?

No….I love to experiment with all and to create with all….lately I do a lot of photos……weird photos naturally ….working on them in various ways….mixing photos and collages…..I do always tons of collages…..I dirty them then with colours,threads,plastic,fabrics….

Lately I adore to photograph……during this year I did a lot of photos also every day…..

Where would you love to hang your work?

MoMA,Saatchi Gallery,Luhring Augustine Gallery, Carmichael Gallery,David B.Smith,Fecal Face Gallery,Rodeo,Fortes Vilaca,Known Gallery,Gaga,Galerist,RaebervonStenglin, Eva Presenhuber, Galerie Kamm,Gregor Podnar, Kraupa-Tuskany, Meyer Riegger, Johann König,Luciana Brito Galeria, Isabella Bortolozzi ,….. and the list could go on and on

Do you have any artwork in your home? If so, which is your favourite piece?

Oh yes naturally….I’ve many artworks at home….my favourite piece is the’’PAINTING205’’….old yes…but I love it again so much….

What plans do you have for the rest of 2014?

I’m preparing 3 shows for the next fall in USA…working on my next 3 tarot decks…..on some t-shirts……on my interviews….and much other again……

Where can we find you online?

In a lot of places….on my web sites:
http://www.claudioparentela.net
http://claudioparentel.altervista.org

and on my facebook: https://www.facebook.com/claudio.parentela.1

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