Canadian Artist Carlito Dalceggio Exhibition Opening at Celaya Brothers Mexico City

Lorenzo Pereira

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Celaya Brothers is one of the Mexico City’s finest galleries. We wrote a lot about the gallery’s activities last year. Let us just mention the exhibition CUATRO IGUAL A UNO featuring works by a number of great artists. There’s always something interesting happening in this amazing Mexico City art space, and the Gallery now prepares a new show. This time it’s about exhibition of Canadian artist Carlito Dalceggio who will present a series of rebel, multidisciplinary, profoundly spiritual and symbolic artworks. The title of the show is I Do Not Scream For An Audience, I Shout At The Holy. The pieces made by Carlito Dalceggio invite us to explore the hidden folds of our existence, to undertake a journey to the center of our own selves.
 

Carlito Dalceggio

Left: Carlito Dalceggio – Knights of the Free Spirits 3. Acrylic and ink on Arches paper. 39 x 14 in. / Right: Carlito Dalceggio – Brave Unknown Lost Love. Cardboard cutout on wood, acrylic and ink on wood. 33 x 31 in.


 

Breaking Down the Borders Between Artistic Disciplines – The Art of Carlito Dalceggio

Carlito Dalceggio was born in Quebec, Canada in 1971. He was introduced to the art world by his father, who painted as a hobby. At 19, he founded Organic Fresh Heroes, with David Pelletier, and together they organized happenings, parties and art exhibitions in Montreal and Europe, including a happening at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Montreal. Soon after that, Dalceggio began to travel around the world to learn the art of other cultures, from Mauritania to Morocco, Bali, Mexico and Thailand. He created paintings and murals in those places, living a gypsy existence. In 1999, he founded Circo de Bakuza, a collective and “laboratory of existence” of artists based on the alchemic fusion of contemporary art and other forms of art and culture. In between travels, he installed his studio in different cities: Montreal, Mexico City, Bali, New York and Paris, creating a bohemian spirit with local artists, accumulating collaborations in art, fashion, circus arts, photography, literature and film. He recently founded a new art group, Secret Silk Society, with several artists from all over the world, looking for a new iconography with a revolutionary consciousness.
 

Carlito Dalceggio

Carlito Dalceggio – Brave Unknown Lost Love, detail. Cardboard cutout on wood, acrylic and ink on wood. 33 x 31 in.


 

I Do Not Scream For An Audience, I Shout At The Holy

For the exhibition I Do Not Scream For An Audience, I Shout At The Holy, Canadian artist Carlito Dalceggio presents a series of rebel, multidisciplinary, profoundly spiritual and symbolic artworks. Butterfly wings, kites, peacock feathers, masks, organic motifs that remind us of Mexican popular art with a peculiar reminiscence of Picasso’s cubism, Rauschenberg’s abstract expressionism and Matisse’s primitivism. The explosion of color, the energetic compositions and the liberating gesture of the strokes awaken the senses, the instincts and the imagination. Through pictures, sounds and smells, the viewer is immersed in a mystical and liberating atmosphere where rivalries between light and darkness, noise and silence, order and chaos, are reconciled. I Do Not Scream For An Audience, I Shout At The Holy opens a poetic and sensual door through which primal energies, the forces of nature and the irrational flow; a channel through which we can access other forms of knowledge. This constitutes a world where the boundaries between artistic disciplines are diluted, ancestral cultures are celebrated and metaphors of transformation are created, both through technique and iconography.
 

Carlito Dalceggio

Left: Carlito Dalceggio – Archetypes of Liberation 3. Ink and pastel on wood. 12 x 9 in. / Right: Carlito Dalceggio – I Do Not Scream For An Audience, I Shout At The Holy (Tibetan version). Acrylic and ink on Arches paper. 20 x 14 in.


 

Carlito Dalceggio Exhibition at Celaya Brothers Gallery

Carlito Dalceggio is truly great artist – reminds us of the bohemians that Balzac and Baudelaire spoke of; those characters with a wandering, nostalgic and cheerful existence, in search of social regeneration; romantic revolutionaries against the system. His works are both conceptually and aesthetically amazing, so be sure not to miss this show. I Do Not Scream For An Audience, I Shout At The Holy exhibition will be on view from February 26 until April 2, 2016 at Celaya Brothers Gallery, Mexico City. The opening reception is scheduled for February 25, at 7pm.

 

Featured Image: Carlito Dalceggio – I Do Not Scream For An Audience, I Shout At The Holy (Tibetan version), detail. Acrylic and ink on Arches paper. 20 x 14 in.. All Images courtesy of Celaya Brothers Gallery.
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