Claudio Valenti

Claudio Valenti | Artist | Artsite Galleries, Sydney

I have always been attracted to the use of new materials.
I work on the utilitarian panels that surface our ordinary environments...

The rhythm of everyday life is fast and overwhelming... beauty can easily pass by unnoticed... we need to learn how to look, how to see... and recognise... to learn to look at things differently.

~ Claudio Valenti, 2019
About
Claudio Valenti was born in Italy where, despite an early interest in drawing, he graduated with a Masters in Gregorian Chant and Choral Director, before moving to Sydney, Australia in 1999 to work as a music teacher and composer.

His visual arts practice embraces the disciplines of painting, drawing and photography. Valenti feels they all strongly relate and co-exist together. In art, as in his music, he is driven by the suggestive rather than the immediate, depicting imaginary landscapes where texture and light play a dominating role.

I have always been attracted to the use of new materials.
I work on the utilitarian panels that surface our ordinary environments...

The rhythm of everyday life is fast and overwhelming... beauty can easily pass by unnoticed... we need to learn how to look, how to see... and to recognise... to learn to look at things differently.

Using lithographic ink on melamine panel, together with a repetitious process of adding and scraping back, using only a printmaking roller, kitchen papers and scraping tools, has allowed me to blur the boundaries between painting and drawing (and), above all… to search for beauty even where it may not seem to exist…

~ Claudio Valenti, August, 2019
Artist Profile

Group Exhibitions (Recent)

2020                   Collector's Choice, Artsite Galleries, Sydney, NSW
2020, 19             Packsaddle Exhibition, New England Regional Art Gallery & Museum (NERAM), Armidale, NSW
2019                   Introductions, Artsite Galleries, Sydney, NSW
2014, 10, 09      Finalist Exhibition, Waverley Art Prize, Sydney, NSW
2010, 09            Glebe Art Prize Exhibition, Glebe,  Sydney, NSW
2009                  Finalist Exhibition, 2009 Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize, Adelaide Perry Gallery, PLC, Sydney, NSW

                      


Private Collections:    Australia.

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Vase with Flowers, 2020

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Untitled (Wildflowers), 2020

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Under a Starry Night, 2020

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Still Life with Teapot, 2020

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Clouds are Closing In, 2019

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