Country: UNITED KINGDOM
Source: Luxury News
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IN THE NEXT ISSUE OF LUXURY LIFE INTERNATIONAL, WE TALK TO CESARE CATANIA
“PAINTINGS AND SCULPTURES …… CESARE CATANIA: THE MODERN LEONARDO DA VINCI”
After the realization of the most important projects, such as the Armani Stadium, the Milan metro stations and the Siemens headquarters, and his success in everyday life as a financial manager and as a businessman, the ‘”Eccentric” civil engineer Cesare Catania extracts his passion for his art from the drawer astonishes everyone and establishes himself on the international scene as a brilliant artist. And he is not an artist by chance…. Catania really knows how to paint. His international fans and critics say so. He has already exhibited in Westminster in London and the Louvre, participated in the Monte Carlo Biennale, as well as several other exhibitions around the world. And all this without an agent, a sponsor or a curator; all alone thanks to his talent.
‘… Born in 1979, a degree in Engineering, a Master MBA and artistic talent to sell.’
This is Cesare Catania, artist with surprising technical and pictorial skills. He has just edited his first book entitled “Genesis”, more than 500 pages of techniques, works of art and biography. From December 2016 the book is available for purchase on Amazon and in bookstores all over the world online, from July 2017 the book will be purchased directly by the author with his dedication and his signature in a limited edition printed and bound by hand.
In less than 2 years in his social networks he has the same commitment as the most famous Museums of Contemporary Art. And the numbers are in absolute growth.
“Everything comes from the images of reality that surround me”, says the Italian artist in a recent interview, “what I try to do is give life to emotions; the secret is to amplify them rather than letting them slip away as often happens to most people. Then I take the canvas, a color palette, a video camera and begin to lift myself as I paint. When I’m done post everything on the web. Because? Well…. Just because I think it’s fun for the viewer to understand how a work of art is artistically crafted. Not only to see the finished work but to realize all the intermediate steps “.
During his early childhood, Cesare Catania clearly shows, in addition to the visual arts, his passion for mathematics and music , two disciplines so different from each other and yet so similar for Cesare Catania. During his academic studies, this “modern Leonardo da Vinci” perfects perspective and projection. In his free time he deepens his pictorial and sculptural techniques, using composite materials such as resins and silicones, or in more traditional paintings materials such as oil and acrylic. And also sand, plaster, clay and so on.
His paintings and his sculptures combine feelings and actions, an extreme synthesis between darkness and attention to detail. In his works we find tributes and dedications to Pythagoras, Chagal, Avogradro, Heisemberg, Pier Luigi Nervi, Michelangelo, Newton, and in general to philosophy, history, science, mathematics, physics. Everything is conveyed and communicated through the most powerful channel of the moment: Art.
His most famous works of art are the sculptures “The Man Who Does Not See” (2013), “144: Trio Jazz” (2014), the tapestry “Trois Hommes” (2016), the paintings “Summer Readings” (2016), “Aleftina and Her Dolls” (2015), “Self Portrait” (2016), “Woman with a Book” ( 2016), the “Harlequins” (2016).
Cesare Catania was born in 1979 and spent his life based in Milan. From an early age he has expressed particular interest in the figurative arts.
he Over the years he has developed a strong aptitude for both technical and artistic sciences (painting, drawing, photography, music). Engineering studies and a passion for art have given life to works that harmonize sculpture and painting. Tradition (use of materials such as plaster, wood, stone, oil paint) and innovation (use of materials based on silicone and acrylic) come together in his paintings. All this to create three-dimensional works that “literally come out of the canvas.”
His paintings are a “still image” of actions and feelings, an extreme synthesis between darkness and attention to detail. Fascinated by modern art and cubism, Cesare Catania’s artistic maturity is still evolving; always looking for new techniques to make the most of his inspirations.
Your artistic projects for the future? Above all, dedicate a work of art to the Principality of Monaco and paint a giant tapestry for the Trump Tower.