“…In my work I have always tried to reconcile the irreconcilable opposites, enemy, far, hostile elements, …. to approach them in unlikely ways to my infinite ways and knots.The transition from collage to photography was necessary, inevitable, continuous and discontinuous, fluid and full of insurmountable and inevitable obstacles.The two ways chase, overlap, collide and cancel each other, in my mental blender,in my lenses made of a thousand and a thousand of my eyes.In my living room meet John Galliano with Shirley Horn, Aurobindo with Robert Crumb, Alexander McQueen with Cicciolina.”
Born in Catanzaro (1962-Italy) where he lives and works.
Claudio Parentela is an illustrator, painter, photographer, mail artist, cartoonist, collagist, freelance journalist, active for many years in the international contemporary art scene. Totally and proudly self taught . He has collaborated & he collaborates with many, many zines, magazines of contemporary art, literary and of comics in Italy and in the world…
…His obscure & crazy artworks are present & shown in many, many art galleries in the endless web & in the real world too…He loves tarots,weird high & low fashion, extreme obscure experimental photography,underground comics.