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ARTIST’S STATEMENT

Art serves as a dialogue between the artist and the viewer, a connection only established when the artist successfully evokes an emotional response. For me, the most direct approach to achieving this involves loosely interpreting moments from my life into relatable scenarios for others. By painting the specifics of my life in a broader context I can pull on the common threads of our collective cultural and human journey. My goal is to highlight these shared elements by intentionally triggering the emotions associated with them—an invitation to nostalgia, prompting a recollection of the people, places, and events that have shaped us. We've all undergone a similar process. As we engage with the world, we inevitably assign emotional value to the events that come to define us. If I can convey a piece of my life in a way that conjures the emotions, experiences, and memories of the viewer’s life, then I've achieved my objective. I have initiated a conversation about who we are and the paths we've traversed.

 

ARTIST’S BIO

 

Carlo was born and raised In Northeast Pennsylvania a few miles outside of Scranton PA. He began drawing at a young age copying comic book covers and popular cartoon characters of the era. As a teenager, he taught himself painting and traditional figure drawing. Though he received some guidance from various individuals who encouraged him in his artistic pursuits, Carlo has never had a formal art education.  At the age of 18, he became an apprentice auctioneer and entered the world of antiques and fine art. During his sixteen years as an auctioneer, he gained firsthand knowledge of the art world and collecting. In 2016 he left his career in antiques to pursue new opportunities and further explore his artistic vision. 

RECENT EXHIBITIONS:

Marquis Art, Scranton, PA Color and Abstraction I - August 2022
Marquis Art, Wilkes-Barre, PA Color and Abstraction II - May 2023
Gamut Gallery, Stroudsburg, PA Group Show - June 2023
Art Efekts, Pittston, PA Solo Exhibition - November 2023 

 

Mayfield
The paintings in this series are all inspired by my childhood in Mayfield, Pennsylvania. Each work is a reflection on the people, places, and things that created some of my core memories. 

The Valley
This series is a celebration of the landscape of Northeast, Pennsylvania. While the paintings are not meant to be 1:1 representations of any particular area, they are meant to evoke the distinct beauty of the place I call home

Quiet Moments
In my day-to-day life, there emerge fleeting moments where I am where I feel completely present. These instances, characterized by quietude and subtle interactions, form the foundation of a series dedicated to the exploration of spaces that evoke a profound sense of tranquility.