Serafino Catallo


Born in Toronto, Canada, Serafino Catallo graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree specializing in painting and colour theory. He gained further experience in etching printing processes in ateliers working under internationally renowned artists. His works reflect his keen interest in the abstract, breaking down and building up relationaships between color, line and form. He states, "Art really serves a dual purpose – that is, to decorate and to educate. To reconcile these polarities is the ideal art form... that the principles of design themselves can suggest pictorial relationships beyond traditionally concieved associations is the purest and most essential dialogue that takes place within abstraction."

From sharply compartmentalized shapes to diffused planes of opulent color and color harmonies, abstract landscapes are formed. The density of certain lines and the suggested completion of color flow are integral to the energy of his work. At times, spheres and other graphic markings tenuously float above the landscapes of imagery, appreciated for their implications of space and direction, their graphic appeal as both symbols and anecdotes and their expressive and asymmetrical qualities.

At present there are several international private, public and corporate collections of Serafino's work. Serafino's first published series of prints were released in the fall of 2000.




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