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The elegance of the butterfly

Caro Claudio, dopo tanti anni in cui i nostri rapporti si erano diradati, ieri sei passato a trovarmi nella casa dei nonni, la casa che a noi piace tanto per i ricordi antichi che si respirano.

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E’ passato un po’ di tempo dal nostro primo incontro, dal periodo in cui ci ritrovavamo nella casa di piazza Abramo Lincoln e tu eri appena tornato da New York entusiasta per il percorso che avevi intrapreso. Ci ritrovavamo spesso in salotto con i tuoi quadri da cui io non riuscivo a distogliere lo sguardo e che si confondevano con il cielo terso della primavera. Per me i tuoi quadri rappresentano la bellezza dello stare insieme, la bellezza del caos delle discoteche da cui tu ti sei avulso, è quel mondo che ti è appartenuto così tanto da trasferirlo sulle tue tele, questa è una mia interpretazione e non so se sia giusta o meno, ma come diceva Umberto Eco “l’interpretazione arricchisce il testo”, ognuno vede quel che vuole nell’arte a seconda della propria sensibilità, e quando l’arte è astratta tutto ciò è più vero. Così come è vero, come dice il mio maestro Enzo Rovella, che gli artisti mettono nelle loro creazioni i loro pensieri, i loro problemi, le loro angosce, le loro aspirazioni ed i loro desideri, un dipinto è un’istantanea del momento che sta vivendo quel determinato artista, è un autoritratto del subconscio. Come tu sai ho affrontato anche la sfida della scrittura: piccoli racconti scritti di getto da cui si evincevano le mie paure in alcuni ed in altri i miei desideri. L’arte pittorica astratta nasconde meglio i nostri sentimenti, ma un occhio attento è capace di tirare fuori tutto il tuo essere. Cambio continuamente stile nella mia arte ed ultimamente mi sono imbattuta in una sperimentazione particolarmente strana: spruzzavo del colore su un foglio di plastica e poi come se fosse uno stampo mettevo sopra un foglio di carta, con mia grande sorpresa ne venivano fuori figure come se fossero disegnate, in uno addirittura una sorta di volto di Gesù Cristo accanto ad una donna.

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Ecco erano delle specie di macchie di Rorschach in cui si palesavano i miei pensieri. Penso che questo volto di Gesù che accanto ha un altro volto di una donna africana non lo venderò mai, per me rappresenta una sorta di miracolo. Gesù accanto a quanto di più bistrattato esista nell’umanità: una donna, inoltre nera. Una donna che è lì per farsi proteggere dal Salvatore, il Salvatore che è lì per segnalare cosa gli sta più a cuore: la difesa dei più maltrattati, dei più vilipesi, la difesa dell’umanità in quanto tale, la difesa della vita, perché la donna è vita e di certo non sto qui ad insegnarvi cosa voglia dire essere donna in Africa in questo momento, penso alle guerre, all’infibulazione e tutta la mentalità retrograda che ci sta dietro, alle schiave del sesso, alle spose bambine, all’infanzia da schiave ed allo studio negato, e questa è solo una piccola parte di ciò che vuol dire essere donna nell’attuale “medioevo” africano. E poi penso al mio rapporto con Gesù Cristo, al mio rapporto con il divino che è in me e mi circonda, ai miei rosari, alle mie preghiere. Per me le preghiere sono un modo per dire a tutto ciò che consideriamo divino “ti voglio bene”, “ti penso”. Tu Claudio che alla religione dedichi tutto il tuo essere credo possa capire questa mia continua ricerca di Dio, questo dedicare ogni piccolo momento della mia vita a Dio, perché noi siamo universi affini e tu lo sai. Ti voglio bene, Graziolina Amato

Don Quixote, the secrets of the Nile and Morfeus

Acrylic 2- 235/50 cm

creative bridge

Il buon nome vale più di grandi ricchezze; la stima, più che l’oro e l’argento.
(Proverbi di Salomone, Antico Testamento)

My story passes from Cologne

La mia storia passa da Colonia

La mia storia passa da Colonia

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

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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.

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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.

World Union

Alchimia bei ricordi rifugio del tempo visione condivisa energia investita mattone vivo edifica un sogno passeggero.

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Contemporary thoughts

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Focus

Fuoco Creativo, non distruttivo, scintilla dell’amore, luce di speranza, ricordo dell’infanzia, ricerca dentro il cosmo, elemento di unione e purificazione dello spazio, pausa dentro un attimo, rispetto del corpo che contiene gli elementi, nella naturale armonia.

Focus

 

feu

feu 

φωτιά

φωτιά

אש

אש

vuur

vuur

火災

火災

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Claudio is a means chosen to demonstrate. Nature is the mirror of art, so much so that it would be possible to understand and explain the universe through simple artistic conjectures, when one considers that both the truth and the artificial rest on art. Mankind, an instrument of tangibleness, is a means used by art, the artist concedes itself to nature and the latter in return becomes a demonstrator and this generates a reciprocal benefit: delight for a creation and an elusive manifestation. Claudio’s paintings have been a cognitive compass of this existing perception: family, science and spirituality. Family is a silent inhabitant of Claudio’s paintings. Family is the first place in which you understand the most profound meaning of existence, where the bonds between the reciprocal lives reaches further than the concept of family itself and transforms into something obsessively profound, intersect, stuck, painted, confused, connected, furious but devoted and safe. The world is family, I am family, they are family. The cosmos and the entire universe are family, intended as an ontological and visceral bond between spirituality and matter. Claudio expresses the family in his paintings and family uses Claudio as a means to manifest itself. Science creates order. Sciences moulds to organize. It is a tangible and attractive instrument to unveil art. Nature and the science that governs and regulates it are cognizable through various means; When I observe something with the fluorescent microscope, I rethink notions that are naturally expressed and evident in Claudio’s paintings. They are yet another instrument for knowledge of a scientific nature: an expressive photograph of a subject that observes the universe and blocks it, for a long period of time, not only as a mere image, but as an essence, through the art of painting, the most antique and primordial of the expressive arts that mankind has experimented. Peculiarity is a distinctive feature of Claudio’s paintings. It is the spiritual character that emerges from its capacity to form itself between error and awareness, conflicts and bonds, for growth and a rational spiritual evolution. It exalts the interiority of mankind, of objects and the elements themselves. He gains a specific competence, learning to be wise, so that he can transmit it to others, to other objects, to nature itself, giving back a precious gift – the becoming. Describing and explaining Claudio’s paintings is nothing else but describing him, a researcher, a wise discoverer that like his paintings, operates to transform what he encounters into a unique organism that is able to generate growth and freedom, but above all else, the truth. Your paintings are acts of love.

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