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, Udine, Parma, Barletta, Gubbio, Spoleto, Palermo, Matera, Genoa, Ravenna, Ferrara, Trezzo sull’Adda; at the Rocca Brivio Sforza in San Giuliano Milanese, at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Liège – Belgium, at Colors-Art Gallery in Paris – France, at the Executive Service offices in Milan, 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 about the great masters of impressionism and expressionism. He regards the street as his teacher, but he also owes a lot to his mentor the painter Raul Bartoli (macchiaiolo), to Ricci Guido as for sculpture and to Luciano Buongiovanni as for engraving. These experiences, together with his curiosity, 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 – nature, the sea, bushes, and colours – aren’t represented as they appear but as he sees them: through meditation and the stories communicated by those subjects in that exact moment, an emotion is sparked and appears as an image or a form. That’s how his works come into the world; then, thanks to his endless curiosity and ongoing research into various techniques, his own hands play with sketches, colours, shapes, base and surfaces specifically made with various materials such as wax, wood, jute and stones.
Throughout his career he has used different techniques, such as pencil, Indian ink, engraving, etching, drypoint, watercolour on drypoint, watercolour, oil painting on canvas, matter oil spread on jute and sculpture.
“Senza pentimenti” e “Gente di casa e gente di fuori” Poeta e narratore Sirio Sebastianelli Editore Claudio Salemi; “Tre giorni nei boschi” Poeta Prof. Paolo Marzioni, Sincronia Editore; “Libertà – Poeti per un Natale” realizzazione copertina, e scenografia “Nasce un poeta” organizzato dalle scuole Medie Maria Montessori – Falconara Marittima AN; Il Centro Opere Parrocchiali di Agugliano, “un’esperienza intergenerazionale” di Marino Cesaroni; “A uno a uno tutti vi ravviso, o miei compagni” di Paolo Marzioni; “Le parole non dette” di Domenico Romagnuolo, editrice Shalom; “Quelle come noi” e “Canto verso l’Oriente” poesie, della scrittrice, Eleonora Giovannini, Editore, Ermes Edizioni, Falconara Marittima (AN), “Pensieri e poesie” di Giuliano Calcagni.
Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea – Liegi, Belgio
Museo “Salvi di Sassoferrato” – Ancona
Museo Diocesano di Gubbio – Perugia
Città del Vaticano – Roma