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Clelia Catalano

Date: 02/June/2015 Category:
'Profondo blu', 2014

About the artist

<span class=”s1″><a href=”http://www.cleliacatalano.com” target=”_blank”>www.cleliacatalano.com</a></span>
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<p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″ style=”color: #000000;”><i>”I have always drawn, since I remember, from when I used to call the pink pastel “pink beauty”. At four years old I won a drawing competition at a campsite in France, the teacher was enthusiastic. I did not understand such enthusiasm. The painting was simply a woman walking on cubes: she had long legs and wore a long skirt; the hair was blonde and her eyes down, almost sad. It had been my dream the night before, so for me it was quite natural draw that.”</i></span></p>
<p class=”p1″ style=”text-align: center;”><em>Clelia Catalano</em></p>
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<p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>Thus began the artistic career of <strong>Clelia</strong> <strong>Catalano</strong>, illustrator and painter, born and raised in <strong>Palermo</strong> in <strong>1985</strong>. After high school diploma, she moved to London where she spent two years and later in <strong>Florence</strong> to attend the illustration course at the <b>International School of Comics</b>. During this period, she began to put on canvas his visions. The subjects of her paintings, suspended between dream and reality, attract a lot of attention, especially from other artists.</span></p>
<p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>In 2011, the director <strong>Romeo</strong> <strong>Conte</strong> takes her as <b>“honor artist”</b> at the <strong>Film Festival of Salento</strong> and </span><span class=”s1″><strong>Maurizio</strong> <strong>Lombardi</strong>, actor and director of the company <strong>“The vessel wandering”</strong>, hires her as a costume and set designer.</span></p>
<p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>In 2014 she was a <b>finalist for the Basilio Cascella award</b> (one of the most prestigious awards in photography and painting in <strong>Italy</strong> since 1955), obtaining the 3rd and 2nd place for the criticism jury and for the popular one respectively, with <b>special mention</b> as the first painter in the history of the award classified in the top places.</span></p>
<p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″><strong>Clelia</strong> now lives in <strong>Rome</strong> and <strong>Barcelona</strong> where she continues to work on her paintings: original paintings on canvas, paper and murals and for the theater company.</span></p>