Cataldo Malcangi attended the Free
Course of True Drawing and Painting at the Fine Arts Academy of Bari. Then
he attended the theoretical and practical Course of Iconography at the Massa
Marittima's diocese near Piombino. He was selected at the 2nd edition of
the International Painting Prize "Arte Laguna" 2007, with the sponsorship
of Fine Arts Academy of Venezia. Actually the artist works in the heart of
Torino. He examines closely the research-experimentation of painting and
installation or sculpture. The
phenomenon of installations is born in the survey of contemporary art. It
is not sculpture and not painting or other. Often it is based on juxtaposition
of objects and systems which execute some function. In that case you can
see the sculpture and the installation that works for the first.
The artist sheds light on himself.
He draws attention to himself. His body and his essence which is disclosed
in the body tearing and almost decomposing it. Is the artist waiting or is
he absorbed in quiet contemplation? Is the artist selfpraising or is he simply
laying himself bare?
The contemporary asks almost
exclusively questions on the artist himself who, has Warhol said, had fifteen
minutes of popularity at least one time in his life. Art is the pompous
stage crowded of vague human figures which greet smile and go on ,
as the great Master Fellini showed before.
The God, who dictates his themes
to the artist who could have rewealed his skills only trought them, is dead.
The King is naked and the artist adapts himself. The "creative" tries to
get a sacred semblance and sheds light on himself in this contest of general
levelling, or he sarcastically sneers at people which crave for that favoured