Source: Cryptonomist

Country: ITALY

Source: Cryptonomist

excerpt from the official article:

When the Universe is close to us: a leap into the digital art of Cesare Catania

Several weeks have now passed since the Italian artist Cesare Catania officially presented his first NFT entitled “L’Uomo che Non Vede” (B Version). In reality, the author can see very well and in the meantime he has produced 5 other digital art collections which are all true masterpieces.   Starting from his original inspirations and his traditional art, the painter and sculptor Cesare Catania has personally elaborated and developed 6 digital art collections. These can range from metaphysics to cubism, from surreal settings in the absence of space to futuristic landscapes. All without ever abandoning his artistic roots and his traditional art. Cesare Catania began his academic career as a civil engineer and over the years developed an innate ability in artistic, pictorial and sculptural techniques. A mature artist, he has entered the world of NFTs just under a year ago and has done so as usual with his own character, that of someone who does things seriously. After officially presenting his first NFT in Venice and simultaneously in Rome on April 2, 2022, Cesare Catania recently announced his next solo show in Spatial’s Metaverse. The exhibition will contain more than 40 masterpieces between digitized works of art and real NFTs. Yes, because when Cesare Catania creates his NFTs he does not limit himself to mechanically and passively digitizing his works of traditional art. Instead, he tries to fully express his emotions, developing new forms of art rather than replicating those already experienced in the past. As he recently stated in an interview: “NFT and digital art must be experienced by an artist especially who comes from a traditional path as an opportunity to develop both their own inspirations.” The artist continues the interview by declaring that: “The suggestion for a traditional artist who wants to undertake digital art is to start thinking without filters, then try to open your mind and work with your imagination not 100% but 1000%. The Metaverse, understood as a parallel reality, gives us the possibility to express ourselves freely and completely.” In this, the earthly universe certainly seems to be close to the Italian artist who encourages everyone to look out to the Metaverse with a new artistic perspective compared to the traditional one.

The next plans of the Italian artist

Following the exhibition in the metaverse, the artist will be a guest of a Milanese gallery for a new personal exhibition, this time in the real world between the months of May and June. The artist was very discreet on this subject. He has reserved the opportunity to inform us in a few weeks the official date of the event and the location, so far top secret. Cesare Catania will also exhibit at the LAC in Lugano on 13 June 2022 on the occasion of the Metaforum one of his digital works. Everyone expects that “The Harlequin in the Land of the Giants” B Version will be exhibited, a short short film  of a couple of minutes that describes the Harlequin (who represents mankind) intent on extricating himself from the Giants ( companies and multinationals).