Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Interview with artist Claudio Parentela


                                   From where are you?

Italy….South Italy exactly

              What is it that attracts you the most of what you have around you?

Voices, faces, noises…..Fashion,underground comics…dark faces, objects,
abandoned  places…looks, tears and laughter, brawls and extreme and
twisted  passions…hands,legs, noses, eyes, mouths, shoulders, breasts,

                Describe some of your projects

I start different and various projects all together generally…but i’ve not a
specific rule,I do not like to program anything….lastly I go around to find
abandoned places full of waste…I adore to photograph mountains of waste…
and to put on them also my weird collages...my freakish models….
I love to find the contrasts in all…even where there is no contrast in appearance.

            Your main concept

To follow  always  my changing moods ...to experiment,to experiment,
to experiment .... to reconcile the irreconcilable

what do you want to say by your art, why?

I want to express all my love for the freedom,my love for this wonderful and
terrible life.

           Tell us about your experience as  photographer what did it give you?

I'm a visual artist …for yearsI made collages, paintings, illustrations ....
switching to photography is needed ... inevitable .... I started photographing                     my collages on mountains of garbage .... photographing my strange paper       models     in dirty abandoned places,   ...... I love to photograph the water dirty my photos .... I love to stain my photos with the mud of my shoes .... I like to get in a thousand ways in the thing with my lens and to try and to invent new meanings to the things.

           Three adjectives to describe yourself.

Chaotic, immediate, anarchic, immediate, instinctive, twisted, knotty.           A film, a book and a song.
’’Salò e le 100 giornate di Sodoma’’(P.P.Pasolini),’’The Man of Jasmine and
Other Texts’’ Unica Zürn, Shirley Horn’’All My Tomorrows’’.

              What camera do you use?  lense?

My beloved NikonD40

             Tell about exhibition if you ‘ve had any.

Photography,paintings,illustrations,collages….visual poetry…mail art…..or
what?I make this wonderful’’work’’….(??..)since the far 1995….I’ve had many
shows in Italy and in other countries….made covers for cds,magazines,zines,
t-shirts…..a lot a lot of things really.

            Do you sell prints? How do you make it and where can someone buy?

Sure I sell prints yes…I print my photos in various professional shops.Everyone
can contact me to my e-mail:claudioparentela@gmail.com to order them.

            What was your most big success?

Oh always I love the last thing done….in  these days has been published my last
tarot deck :’’I TAROCCHI DELLA RUOTA INCROCIATA’’by ‘’Hermatena Edizioni’’

            Favourite photographer.

oJoel-Peter Witkin.

            What is your occupation, job,  describe it.

I’m and i’ll be for the rest of my life a visual artist…sure, this is the wonderful
‘’work’’I do….

Other interests….photography….photography&photography.

          Which advice would you give someone who wants to become an artist or photographer?

To be free …always to be free.

Your plans.

keep doing what I like….

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