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Claudio Parentela born in Catanzaro (1962-Italy) where he lives and works. He is an illustrator, painter, photographer, mail artist, cartoonist, collagist, freelance journalist . Active since many years in the international contemporary art scene. He has collaborated & he collaborates with many many zines, magazines of contemporary art, literary and of comics in Italy and in the world & on the paper and on the web.

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Artist Statement

“I’m an illustrator, painter, mail artist, photographer, collagist, underground cartoonist and I’m active in the international underground scene since 1995… I draw mostly in black and white using a lot of black indian ink on paperthe reason is that I like strong feelings, strong contradictions and the best contradiction and the stronger contradiction is eternal war between the black and the white the white sheet of the paper is my mindor a part of my mind, my mind without thoughts. The lines, the strong brushfuls of ink, blackare my thoughts and my feelings I’ve not a simple soul&mind I’ve various and many souls in my soul many minds in my mind so are my artworks, dark&dreaming, chaotic&anarchic, strong&hallucinated, disturbing, freak, weird, To draw is a way to know myself?… I dont know if its soI draw & I draw all the time becauseI like this strange work I’ve created for my many Claudio in myself.”