Carlo Formisano Artist artworks for sale
Artist: Carlo Formisano
Live in: Prague, Bohemia, Czech Republic
Artworks for sale: 32.00
Carlo Formisano Artist Bio:
Italian painter living between Prague, London and Naples, Carlo Formisano has graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art. He has been featured on ‘Garageland’ Art Magazine, Contemporary British Painting, and has had shows in London Naples and Prague. Statement My work explores the relationship between the reality of what’s immediately visible and the suggestions that figurative and abstract painting can create. Every painting is born out of the ‘real’ as most of my source material is taken from the immediate world around me (Facebook, my own photographs, the news and the internet at large). And even though at a first glance the work can suggest pretty clear narratives at a second look it seems to imply something else. With influences as diverse as Edward Hopper, Francis Bacon, the Abstract Expressionists and the Old Masters, new tensions are distilled from the use of paint (especially oil paint) with the layering of both opaque and transparent meanings. Ever since I started to paint I have been fascinated by the limits of figurative painting. Lately I have been stripping down images to the bare minimum and I have been trying to bring abstraction into the mix by the gestural use of paint, brushes and palette knives and by integrating marks, drips, accidents and patterns. In the future I am looking to explore the ever-blurring line between figuration and abstraction, with a drive towards expanding my colour palette and painting bigger canvases.