Dal 16 June 2018 al 30 September 2018
Claudio Cavallaro (1980) is a DJ active on the dance floors of Emilia-Romagna for more than ten years. He is one of the organizers of Rockin1000, as well as the “guitar guru” and the musical consultant of the project. He is also a guitarist, singer and cult figure of the Italian underground.
Precisely in a period of creative block with music, he found new expression with painting. Completely self-taught, in 2016 he saw a river flow in full that allowed him to produce more than 100 paintings within a year. He exhibited from December 2016 to May 2018 in the art galleries of Sansepolcro, Bologna, Cesena, Faenza, Forli, Brescia and Riccione.
From 15 May 2018 he will exhibit in a solo show at the prestigious venue Y29 in Manhattan, New York. His style has been called “tribal pop”. The colors of his paintings combine in a very physical way, giving life to always different alchemy, just like the notes of a song or the people of a lifetime. Each painting is an urgent mixture of anger and irony, between adult and child language, between past and present, between very different cultural references that mix with two-dimensional images, which recall the most varied subjects with a strong chromatic and figurative impact. The representations of Claudius employ shamanic and meditative images that project the artist’s interest in spirituality, obsession, entropy and identity.