Source: Giulianova News
official article excerpt:
Retrospective 2020, the new online exhibition of the Italian artist Cesare Catania
Exactly one month ago, the Italian artist Cesare Catania inaugurated the opening of his new exhibition, virtual this time, composed of his most famous works.
One month after the inauguration, the artist and the organizers are satisfied with the results obtained and affirm that «an online exhibition opens the world of art to everyone, not just to frequent visitors to museums and art galleries. Online channels “continues the artist” dissolve those boundaries that elevate art to an elite material. Appreciating a live work of art definitely has a different flavor, but starting to approach art through the web helps both viewers and industry professionals »
40 masterpieces, present on the painter’s website and contemporary art sculptor, who can be admired comfortably seated “from your own living room”.
https://www.cesarecatania.eu/en/contemporary-art-exhibitions/contemporary-online- art-exhibition-2020-retrospective /
The current exhibition is the revised version of the “Retrospective 2019” which took place last summer in the rooms of the Museum of the Villa Reale in Monza. An updated selection of Cesare Catania’s works puts in a new light the themes proposed and developed by the artist in recent years.
More specifically, in this exhibition we wanted to consolidate the maturity of his artistic career and examine the works that have characterized his creative process, still in continuous evolution.
Among the other works on display, we find “The man who does not see” (2013), a three-dimensional painting on canvas inspired by reflections on the condition of mankind. Man is immersed in the society that surrounds him with blindfolded eyes. Sometimes he tries to take a breath of oxygen as does a man immersed in water trying to emerge. The cheerful and bright yellow tones symbolize a golden cage context, expression of a society that appears serene and happy when viewed with the blindfold.
Another important painting related to the social and cultural context is “The Abbraccio ”(2016) understood in a broader sense as a union between people of two different colors. The themes of anti-Semitism and racism are reconciled in a harmonious physical gesture capable of establishing a balance between the parties.
A few biographical notes: born in Milan on February 1, 1979, Cesare Catania has developed, both in private life and during the course of study, a strong aptitude for graphic and pictorial arts. The studies of mathematics and engineering together with the passion for art in general have given birth to works that harmonize sculpture and painting, combining tradition and innovation.