The artist expresses his pictorial universe guided by that mysterious force, which he calls “interior necessity”, which makes shapes and colors spring in him from his imagination in a spontaneous way. In this creative fervor Karam Sebastiano Cannarella, however, does not abandon himself to chance, but tries to give an order to the set of ideas and motifs that come to his mind and to subject them to a pictorial discipline.

Each work depicts the most immediate and effective expedient to enhance the aesthetic redundancy of a monument or a work of art by offering relevance to the details, even the most hidden ones, which escape superficial observation and thus contribute. , to the totality of the pictorial work.

The pictorial works depict architectures such as statues and monuments famous all over the world and the reinterpretation of the masterpieces of the greatest masters, very different from each other such as Caravaggio, Botticelli, Warhol and Van Gogh. Each pictorial work brings to the surface in the mind of the viewer the memory of something, the desire to bring to life sensations and emotions of the past, or to give new life to what lends itself to being represented by the artist’s observation in a suspended, almost dreamlike dimension, in which the past and the present are called to confront each other to be reworked in a contemporary key.

The works are configured, therefore, in form and space and, at a closer look, reveal a series of details of disturbing precision sometimes hidden by the chrome plating of the colors, where the latter seem to move, in some cases along certain trajectories.

The application of color underlines the expressiveness of the painting: the colors dissolve in a continuity of chromatic spots or calligraphic signs distributed like a strongly dynamic composition on the background of the work. 

Opere di Karam Cannarella - Le meraviglie del mondo

“Statue of liberty”

Oil on canvas – 100×140 cm. – 2015