Date of Work
|47 x 36 x 35 cm
|Acrylic and Varnish and hand made ceramic
CARLITO DALCEGGIO (b. Montreal, Quebec) is a contemporary artist, whose work—a visual language spanning painted tarps, sculpture, video, installation, to public art murals—reflects the seamless ease in which he moves between genres and cultures all in the service of creating the mythology of now.
Working out of his signature black sketchbooks and pop up studios from Mexico City, Istanbul, to Paris, he is in constant rotation around the globe collecting inspiration as both a local and a nomad. Carlito is heavily influenced by modern and ancient rituals such as Dia de Los Muertos in Mexico, whirling dervishes in Turkey, Persian calligraphy, beat poets, the pursuit of myth in art history, cobra movement, modernists, theory of the Duende, and jazz innovators.
Carlito sees painting as a ritual of liberation. As part of his practice, he symbolically creates a new borderless reality where art is not a product, but a shamanic means of expressing the universe. Part renaissance, bohemian, part prolific visionary, Carlito’s frontier is inclusive, inviting in seekers, pilgrims, and the curious. His mission is to transform the world. His recent social experiments include his series of performances for Art Basel Miami Beach 2018 for Mana Contemporary. In May 2019, Carlito painted live a giant canvas while accompanied by the 80 piece Borusan classical orchestra in Istanbul. “Mythologia Libre” was an installation vision-exhibition in New York City presenting his futuristic shamanic world of Guernica vision quests, totems, calligraphies for peace, and experimental videos.