Claudio Bandini


Claudio Bandini lives and works in Santa Sofia (FC), Italy. He is well known in Italy and abroad for his innovative fresco technique, both on the board and on canvas, and for his unusual, informal style by which he expresses all of its emotional imagination through architectures and geometries of colour, that are not enclosed in rules and predestined cultural superstructures.

He does not paint pre-established subjects. He creates in an instinctive way on supports similar to the fresco, which he rediscovered as a perfect one for his expressive demands – even with appropriate changes to the procedures of the classical a fresco realization – only to allow the use of mixed techniques both a fresco as well as a secco. In the latter period he using exclusively the a secco technique, which allows better improvisation, syncopated rhythmic changes and astonishing harmonic progressions like in the rhythmic construction of jazz music.

The preparation of the supports on wood or on canvas is done with conglomerates of sand base, mediums and special glues that allow to establish the correct moment to prepare the fresco in monochrome and to apply the colours later. He prefers the use of acrylic and mixed techniques and he directly creates in an instinctive way. His work begins from a simple intuition that he develops through more or less complex lines, through which the following interventions are determined by a relationship of emotional interaction with the used colour. It is not a quick job, it requires a continuous concentration ready to seize the right intuition suggested by the creative process. In this way the forms that are progressively changing in a continuous becoming of produced art are coming out as aesthetical and emotional enjoyment. At the end of this fatiguing but fascinating process the work releases itself in its total autonomy.
"My art is an art of survival, that draws the impulse from the need to rummage through the emotional labyrinth of my soul in an unending search for inner serenity, that can let me be at peace with myself, in order to be the same with all other human beings. This inner peace, that is accessible to all and that nobody can prohibit or steal because it belongs to our conscience, has a positive charge more powerful than evil, that will eventually surrender if the spirituality of art will contaminate the soul of society.

The message that can be drawn, is that of hope for a mankind stripped of its fundamental values, but driven by a growing desperate need for peace and serenity. The "Hearts" "Emotions", "Inner life", "In a Whisper" series is the last and most important series of survival of the emotions and of the need to share and communicate their most impalpable and explosive substance at the same time. Number two, one plus one that becomes one, two hearts that come together and become one big heart, a new entity, the dream comes true. That is: the happiness, that can only be found within us".
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