South Italy,in Calabria, My region is in Catanzaro,
I am Claudio Parentela and I am an Italian visual artist and a freelance journalist
What do you feel when you look at your favorite artwork?
I feel completely free: a deep feeling of freedom
How would you define modern art?
A continuous schizophrenic joyful shamanic journey
What is your dream gallery? Why this one in particular?
I love Saatchi Gallery naturally, because they sell my art! Saatchi is also a fantastic and unique establishment which I’m very proud to be a part of.
If you could paint with someone for a day, who would it be and why?
Maurizio Catellan. He’s brilliant, innovative, cool, intelligent, and ironic.
''Mamma Roma’’ by Pier Paolo Pasolini
Where do you seek inspiration from?
This question is so difficult yet so easy to answer. I seek inspiration from many things which are drastically different yet similar. I would say I always need good music ….my cigarettes….and if it’s possible a good beer….
My muses vary every daily, some are Ghedalia Tazartes, Diamanda Galas,Shirley Horn, Patty Waters, Ornette Colemann, Sun Ra, Vivienne Westwood, John Galliano ,Moschino, The Incapacitants, Alan Vega and Suicide, and Hercules and Love Affair. I also draw inspiration from underground comics, my books, my friends: their laughter, my garden with my cats and my beloved flowers, my wife and our love!
Sophistication is when simplicity meets intelligence.