Selected Works

Among the greatest contemporary Italian artists, Christian Carlini (1981) is known internationally for revolutionizing the phenomenon “Photorealism”. He has exhibited his works in the most prestigious international art galleries, from Positano to Padua, from London, Den Haag to the USA, from Moscow to Andorra.

Self-taught, the artist has always shown his pictorial ability. He begins by studying the history of art and the pictorial techniques of the past, paying particular attention to the Flemish and hyperrealistic works, this does not take him away from his extreme admiration of the character of St. Dali.

In the early years he devoted more time to the study of painting than to its practical execution, he wanted to break the chromatic rules of Photorealism bringing it into the world of high-definition color represented by the current 4K HDR screens. This will give life to the paintings making the emotion imprimed immediately recognizable to the modern consumer. His obsession for deep and bright colors, with a dynamic range higher than the classic hyperrealism, led him to synthesize the compositions by removing the tops, extremizing the lights and zoom the objects represented to make them, with their colors, the only protagonists of the scene. The works, oil on canvas, are the result of a deep conceptual expression. They are the reflection of the concept of turbo-emotion of our time, of liquid and instant emotion, the spoon to interpret the “Carpe Diem”.

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the surreal proportions and balances of subjects and environments without borders make the subjects represented, not only simple representatives of the figure but identifiers of the intrinsic emotion painted, immediately usable.

Edward Lucie Smith writes – “Its chromatic palette, the exaltation of the lights, the deep blacks and the extreme saturation, make live the experience of “seeing” with an intensity on the edge of the surreal, making perceive the objects spaced and so present in the scene from to invite the viewer’s touch. Carlini claims – “In the world of smartphones, TVs and 4K HDR screens, photos, images and videos appear bright and extremely saturated. The pictorial art cannot be left behind, only in this way the sensory stimulation will have such a solicitation as to make a painting perceive as actual, modern and technological.”

This chromatic – philosophical research has thrilled some of the greatest art critics and historians, from Prof. Cinzia Mastroianni to Prof. Alberto D’Atanasio – artistic director of “Casa Modigliani” -, from the writer and member of the Concept Board of ‘Istituto Modigliani – Valentina Orlando – up to the well-known and historic English art critic Edward Lucie-Smith.