Source: Fare Cultura
Official article excerpt:
Great success of Cesare Catania during the last exhibition in Montecarlo
International success for the Italian artist Cesare Catania after his exhibition just ended in the principality of Monaco. After having amazed the critics and the international press several times, after receiving the nickname of “Modern Leonardo da Vinci” from the English magazine Luxury News, last week during the Monegasque event the Italian artist presented for the first time a ‘ unique work of its kind.
«With this work I wanted to try to overcome the visual barriers that force people with Dalton’s syndrome to see a reality that is different from the common one, but no less attractive. »
This is how the Italian artist explains, referring to what inspired him during the creation of his latest sculpture in silicone and steel. And this is how work number 57 entitled “La Bocca dell’Etna – E Version” was created and conceived by Cesare Catania, precisely to emphasize the visual characteristics of people suffering from Dalton’s syndrome. For the first time in contemporary art, the artist enhances his work by shaping it on the visual spectrum of color blind people (more than 300 million worldwide).
“Vicent Van Gogh himself, undisputed master in the use of color, he was color blind. ” continues to explain Catania. «Honestly, I don’t see color blindness as a defect: I would define it more as a characteristic. There is nothing more fascinating than thinking about your own work of art that changes color depending on the point of view from which you observe it. Andy Warhol himself had experimented with his Marilyn Monroe how, despite changing the color palette, the icon of the American myth remained unchanged. “
The work from Catania was presented for the first time worldwide. in a hot week of events for the principality of Monaco, which also hosted the Boat Show (the most important international luxury fair for millionaire yachts and boats) and the Gala dinner with Prince Albert of Monaco and Leonardo di Caprio.
Cesare Catania concludes: “The phrase” ART FOR EVERYONE “has a double meaning for me:” art aimed at the whole world “and” art considered as such by anyone who observes it “, regardless of their cultural filters , social or even physiological. If each of us saw the colors of the world in our own way we would live in a world without prejudice…. »
On the opening Gala evening of the event, Cesare Catania also donated one of his works of art to the Power Disease association.