During his 45-year career as painter, engraver, sculptor and artist, Sandro Carloni has had the opportunity to exhibit his work in both solo and collective expositions at national and international galleries: in Rome, Bologna, Milan, Padua, Venice, Florence, Ancona, Courmayeur, Trento, Parma, Barletta, Gubbio, Spoleto, Palermo, at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Liège – Belgium, at Colors-Art Gallery in Paris – France, in Trezzo sull’Adda, at the EXPO 2015 in Milan: CCUP pavilion “Le qualità della Cina”, at the International Art Festival in South Korea, at the “Festival mondiale di pittura cinese” in Suzhou – China, “Lungo la grande via della seta” at Belyaevo Gallery in Moscow, Russia, at the Artmuza Gallery in Saint Petersburg – Russia, and at the Caelum Gallery in Chelsea – New York.
He’s a self-taught painter, engraver, sculptor and artist. Since his youth, he has had an aptitude for painting at first, and for form later; he read art books and he read about the great masters of impressionism. He regards the street as his teacher, but he also owes a lot to his mentor, the painter Raul Bartoli (macchiaiolo) and to Ricci Guido as for sculpture. These experiences led him to create strength and grace in the chromatic traces and in the compositional structure and also to research, to experiment and to create through strokes, “macchie” (spots of colour) and forms. He imagines everything with strong emotions.
THEMES AND SUBJECTS
The first dialogues of the artist were with things and nature. Sandro Carloni’s expressive means brought him towards a figurative art style that can still be defined as “modern”. His subjects aren’t represented as they appear but as he sees them through the emotion that comes from strokes, colours and forms; all his subjects become an opportunity to meditate and to tell stories.
Throughout his career he has used different techniques, such as pencil, Indian ink, engraving, etching, drypoint, watercolour, oil painting on canvas, matter oil spread on jute and sculpture.
“Senza pentimenti” and “Gente di casa e gente di fuori” by the poet and narrator Sirio Sebastianelli, Claudio Salemi Editore; “Tre giorni nei boschi” by the poet and Professor Paolo Marzioni, Sincronia Editore; “Libertà – Poeti per un Natale” for which he made both the cover and the scenery “Nasce un poeta”, organized by Scuole Medie Maria Montessori in Falconara Marittima (AN); “Quelle come noi” and “Canto verso l’Oriente” – poems by the writer Eleonora Giovannini, Ermes Edizioni, Falconara Marittima (AN).
Museum “Salvi di Sassoferrato” – Ancona
Diocesan Museum – Gubbio (PG)
Vatican City – Rome