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A trip around the world through Claudio Arezzo di Trifiletti’s footprints of peace 


ART – At the Palazzo della Cultura in his hometown of Catania, starting 1 December and open until 6 January, you will find the exhibition “Private Collection Imprints of Peace”, which the artist-globetrotter represents with 77 canvases including footprints left by passersby that symbolize birth, while the colors and powders create a three-dimensional effect.

involuntary art archive

involuntary art archive

The artist, “We must give space to beauty” by Laura Cavallaro

London, Paris, Milan, Cairo, Athens, Iceland, Izmir, Katakolon are only some of the destinations  touched during the travels of Claudio Arezzo di Trifiletti, a nonconformist painter who after ten years of absence returns to exhibit in his hometown, Catania, with the exhibition “Private Collection Imprints of Peace”. A journey around the world seen through 77 paintings, exhibited in a timeless manner and arranged according to a flow of energy. The particularity of Arezzo di Trifiletti’s work is based on the technique which is not only pictorial but above all preparatory; in fact, it places the virgin canvas on streets, on sidewalks and also at the entrance to the former Literary Café where the installation is housed, so that the footprints of those who pass over it can remain etched. At the base of everything, in fact, there is the footprint, which is synonymous with birth and serves as a support for his work. Clear principles that are inspired by quantum physics, religion but above all by the cult for beauty. As the artist recounts during the presentation of the exhibition, which will open its doors on Saturday 1 December and will be open until 6 January 2019: “This experience aims to shake up the visitor and start a series of connections. Above all it will be the presence of children to create tremendous energy”.

Datemi Spazio

Datemi Spazio

The Municipality of Catania is sponsoring the event. An excited mayor, Salvo Pogliese, is present at the premier: “I am happy to be here next to Claudio, to whom I have been bound by a relationship of sincere and profound friendship for about twenty-five years. An internationally renowned artist whose path I followed from a distance, this is why today it is an honor for me and for the Councilor for Culture Barbara Mirabella to welcome him to Palazzo della Cultura.” Two rooms full of dense canvases in which the brilliance of acrylics and lines that create elongated and surreal shapes spring up to the eyes. It is a contemporary painting that recalls certain works by Matisse, but it is above all the way in which the brush stroke is laid out, in which the powders are mixed with the colors. The impression is that the overlapping layers are all visible and in some cases the feeling is that the picture is three-dimensional. It is the optical game that is created in the Eiffel Tower – Paris where the black brushstrokes on a red background give the impression that the painting is popping out.

spazio sociale per la pace

spazio sociale per la pace

Next to the large panels, on paper bags, in which usually fruit is placed, are listed the names of the cities. It is an original way to describe the path that is well matched with Arezzo by Trifiletti’s commitment to the environment. In fact, he advocates a Cathedral of Recycling to be built on the Piana di Catania made with plastic and glass bottles: “I am careful of unrecycable waste, I create compost to use for the land of the future. We must awaken consciences and show ourselves attentive to these issues because the Earth is as alive as our volcano Etna.” A wish but above all a commitment to the land that must be known and protected in depth because it is the greatest good we possess. A radical change of lifestyle that has seen him transform from a young PR at a nightclub into a 360 degree artist, even if he tells us sitting on one of his canvases, that art and painting have always been in his DNA. Scion of a family of architects for several generations, he began painting at the age of four, when he made his first painting of a solitary man on a boat. A strong passion that we can still read in his eyes: “At the base of my work there are many sacrifices, without permission I spread these sheets around the cities with the risk of being arrested, especially in the Middle East, but it was done for a reason. After the attack on the Twin Towers, I felt the need to give my contribution to the world, an opportunity that came when I arrived in New York for an exhibition. There I collected the dust from the sidewalks of the city and I started the project that aims to respect Maya, the Earth. The imprint I refer to, which gives the title to the work, is the footprint which we carry with us from birth, which springs from the symbiosis with the world and which I nourish daily. In fact, I have been living in the countryside for a long time, where I have reached a balance with nature”.

Per ogni raggio di luce, gradini si accostano sopra le nuvole.

Per ogni raggio di luce, gradini si accostano sopra le nuvole.

Arezzo di Trifiletti does not hide from us that some time ago in London he was offered a considerable sum to sell the entire collection, a proposal that he refused without second thoughts because he did not want his art to be sold and adds: “Today on this occasion I am giving myself. We are destined to be born and die, for the only capital we have is what we leave behind. That’s why I put the installation at the entrance “Give me space”, because we need to give space to beauty. Looking beyond we have the opportunity to see beautiful things and bad ones. I act as a sponge, I try to filter only beauty and I hope that others can grasp it, especially children”. Asked if there is a painter who has inspired him, he immediately responds that the first ever is the Eternal Father but also Modigliani, who struck him just at the age of twelve years old. “His works have allowed me – he says – to understand space and the way in which the shapes stretched up to the sky”. If Picasso explained dimension, Claudio Arezzo di Trifiletti with his painting linked to the elements, to dreams, wants to interpret the fifth, those of the energies with which each one can nourish his own spiritual body. The materials on which he works are innumerable; not only the waste that in this way find new life as a piece of wood abandoned and used to make a tribute to Pope Francis, but also clay that he leaves raw and paints with gold, the same color that we find in the Vatican painting, the only one not to have figures out of a form of respect.

London, Paris, Amsterdam, Venice, Catania, Malta, Rome, Milan, Turkey,Abu Dhabi, Cairo, Greece, Camden Town,

London, Paris, Amsterdam, Venice, Catania, Malta, Rome, Milan, Turkey, Abu Dhabi, Cairo, Greece, Camden Town,

The mystical dimension is present together with the religious one in “Saint Lucia” where the concentric circles embrace and conclude the pictorial experience. The paintings that convey a sense of disquiet are those linked to the great metropolises like London and Paris, unlike the lagoon cities that transmit a sense of calm and peace. The paintings that refer to Venice are full of soft colors and intense nuances, with images that intertwine as threads. This is an experience that must be lived in a subjective way through a personal listening to themselves and to the works, for this we do not understand the need to put next to the paintings a qr-code, among other things not present in the rooms, still under construction. Too bad even for the video, although well edited and with a stimulating soundtrack, made by the students of the Academy of Fine Arts in which Arezzo di Trifiletti paints his paintings among the streets of the market of Catania and Aci Castello, because of bad audio you could not hear the story of the artistic excursus. There is still a few hours before the debut and we are sure that these minor inconveniences can easily be solved, but for the rest a great trip awaits you.

armed with just a teaspoon


L'Islanda è una dimensione meravigliosa

Hallgrímskirkja Iceland Imprints of Peace


L’unico desiderio che ho è di veicolare i messaggi racchiusi nelle tele che ho dipinto dopo essere state calpestate da molte migliaia di persone nel mondo. Credo sia importante non solo per le persone che mi conoscono, per il popolo di Catania, ma per tutti quelli che desiderano connettersi con un mondo presente, che forse per dinamiche di sistema viene sempre meno preso in considerazione.

world needs love

world needs love – iceland

Vi posso assicurare che chi vedrà questa mostra, riceverà dono di cambiamento, l’intelletto tradurrà antichi codici senza sforzo, il progetto nasce nel 2007 a N.Y. ha raccolto memoria a: Barcellona, Berlino, Londra, Parigi, Roma, Abu Dhabi, Cairo, Amsterdam, Grecia, Turchia, Malta, Venezia, Milano, Islanda ecc. Sono esattamente più di 100 missioni in armonia col creato.

imprints milan stazione centrale

imprints milan stazione centrale

private collection imprints of peace

Exhibition Contemporary Art Catania 1 Dicembre 6 Gennaio 2019 Palazzo della Cultura

studio sicily contemporary artist

casa museo sotto l’etna

Dare vita alla creazione, custodirla senza goderne, rinunce, sacrifici non di un collezionista ma un artista che decide di fermarsi alla memoria, pensare con la propria testa, smetterla di gareggiare con la notizia, di surfare la mondanità, di rientrare in linea con i parametri del sistema. Il denaro, l’oro perde il suo reale valore, un albero di tre anni costa quanto un drink, la terra preziosa compagna della vita, l’acqua, l’aria sono prese in considerazione da pensieri acrilici. Io sono questo, colui che sente i suoi limiti e si sforza di comprenderli. Ingabbiata si ritrova la coscienza dello schermo, pulsa notizie contraffatte, si viaggia per raccogliere impronte, la sporcizia diventa dono, passaggio di un sentire che si sposa nella danza dopo l’intelaiatura di una storia che va osservata ad occhi chiusi. Sono tutti presenti, artisti consiglieri di un altro mondo, persone arrivate per lasciare un dono. Foglie viaggiano col vento, insignificanti no all’occhio nudo che narra poesia in ogni voltarsi della nota silenziosa.

2007 – Art for Peace


There is no being that doesn’t leave its marks, and these are the testimony of his existence in this world. There is an infinite number of traditions, philosophies, religions, customs that try to divide the thinking of people on this earth. Through this project, I hope to testify to the equality of all those who tread on the sheets, that represent the Earth, the “world” on which they walk.


roma - piazza di spagna

roma – piazza di spagna

Io non parlo inglese. Parlo coi gesti.

A Claudio Arezzo di Trifiletti non occorre conoscere una lingua specifica.
Non servono curriculum onorevoli o master di prestigio per far risaltare la propria essenza e contaminare chi lo circonda o ne osserva il talento. A lui basta il linguaggio dell’anima. Quell’idioma interiore e primordiale che, nei meandri dello spirito, necessita di spazi estesi per trasformarsi in gesti e irradiare energia.

abu dhabi - madinat zoyed

abu dhabi – madinat zoyed

Sapersi ascoltare e mettere in pratica è il credo di pochi. Una responsabilità per sé stessi e per gli altri da non sottovalutare. Un atto d’amore, un impegno, una necessità. Sapersi ascoltare e mettere in pratica non è il credo di Claudio Arezzo di Trifiletti, è la sua ragione d’esistere.
E forse lo è sempre stato, sin da bambino, da quando ha cominciato a scarabocchiare le prime tele.

cairo - ataba

cairo – ataba

Parlare coi gesti assume un significato più ampio di quello letterario.
Costituisce gesto accendere una candela in segno di costernazione o donare un abbraccio al prossimo senza alcun fine. Costituisce gesto raccogliere oggetti per strada e rendere omaggio all’umanità creando un’opera praticamente dal nulla, o ancora intingere il pennello su una tavolozza, scegliere un colore senza troppo badare alla fedeltà della sfumatura, lasciandosi trasportare dai movimenti del cuore, trascurando qualunque tipo di immagine prefissata.

amsterdam - singel centrum

amsterdam – singel centrum

Claudio Arezzo di Trifiletti parla coi gesti: impronte, installazioni, azioni, scritti. Il risultato è la sua arte. In un mondo in cui l’Anima perde peso, consistenza, diventa biodegradabile ed esaurisce la propria forza, l’impegno di un artista diviene meccanismo essenziale per olearne gli ingranaggi obsoleti, bloccati da una società robotizzata che attribuisce importanza ad inutili necessità. Essere artisti significa sporcarsi le mani, la pelle, i vestiti.
Significa anche accantonare pennelli e colori per mettersi al servizio degli altri, con ciò che si ha a disposizione. Il viaggio è svegliare menti assopite vittime di un sistema corrotto. La meta è il bene dell’uomo. La vicinanza col prossimo. La pace tra i popoli. Il rispetto delle disuguaglianze.

amsterdam - grimburgwal

amsterdam – grimburgwal

Prima dell’artista, c’è l’uomo. Prima di Claudio Arezzo di Trifiletti, c’è Claudio. Il suo talento, lo spessore artistico, le opere, non sono nient’altro che una semplice equazione. La diretta conseguenza della persona meravigliosa che è. Esistono silenzi che comunicano più di mille parole. La prima volta che lo incontrai disse poco a voce, ma parlò abbastanza. I nostri cuori strinsero un patto senza conoscersi. In segreto mi donò amicizia e fratellanza. E a lui devo molto.

etnapolis -150 unità d'italia

etnapolis -150 unità d’italia

Quanti di voi sono pronti a mettersi a servizio degli altri? Iniziate accogliendo chi si mette a servizio di voi. Se si vogliono eliminare le barriere, dobbiamo pensare che siamo tutti molto vicini.

Francesco Russo