CARL CELLINI's latest work explores an Expressionist approach to painting and drawing where process and play are both in play. His study of martial arts influences how and what he paints. The creation of images using a primal language of marks, shapes and brush strokes is a key signature of his. It might be one or two large, quick powerful gestures or a smaller set of marks that construct the image. Regardless, he strives to invoke something direct and authentic for the viewer.
In some of Cellini's paintings and drawings the use of lines and grids help to keep the expression stable. Every painting and drawing is a problem solving event for him and every work requires a strong emotional investment. Each work relates to all the other work and each stands on its own. In the end he searches for simplicity and clarity.
Physics, time and mythology have been some of the themes he has focused on in this past year.
Carl graduated from Tyler School of Art at Temple University in 1980. He has shown in numerous galleries regionally during his forty years of painting. Most recently he was awarded a top prize at the Oxford Art Alliance in a nationally juried show by Tom Padon formerly of the Guggenheim and currently of the Brandywine River Museum of Art.
All works on this site are for sale unless otherwise noted. Prices available by request. Contact Lisa Cellini at Lisa@cellinistudios.com.
Tyler School of Art 1980 BFA
Ambler Savings Bank – commissioned drawing for board room
Keith Valley Middle School – commissioned painting for lobby
David and Suzanne Schiller – commissioned painting
Lisa and Vince Giuliani – commissioned painting
Doug and Kelley Winters – commissioned painting
Arlene and Carmen Gregorio – commissioned painting
Over a hundred other paintings and drawings sold to various clients over the years. (list available upon request)
Allen’s Lane Art Center – one man show 1987
Manuyunk Art Center – two man show 1991
Jenkintown Art Gallery – two man show 1993
Mantis Gallery – one man show 2001
Ambler Art in the Store Front – one man show 2002
Cellini Gallery – one man show 2016
Oxford Gallery National Juried Show – one piece – 2nd place 2017
Norristown Arts League Annual Juried Show – Head Juror 2017
Cellini Gallery – one man show 2018
Entire Set Design – performance at the Academy of Music for the Settlement Music School 1982
Musician – composer and instrumentalist – various instruments – jazz bands/blues bands/theater groups – since 1978
Owner and President – Mantis Computers, Inc - since 1989
Martial Artist – 4th Dan Shaolin-Kempo Karate and Jutizu – owner and instructor of Villari’s Martial Arts of Ambler – practicing since 1999
Artist: painter and sculptor
Family – married – 3 children – 3 grandchildren