Carlo Caldara was born in Milan in 1965, lives and works in Vigevano. He obtained a degree in Medicine and at the same time attended the Nude School of The Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in Milan,.
In Vigevano, he attended for several years the studio of artist Carlo Bocca, where he improved his painting technique. In his work the artist displays a simultaneous presence of images and words. In fact he uses short phrases that look like sentences while the images are evanescent and almost disappear. He uses recycled metallic and composed materials, on which he displays planispheres and humanity’s still image in the contemporary society.
The words cut out of metal with mirror-like aluminium, inspire deep reflections about the society of our age. The artwork of the “ True story” project is inspired by the gap between the live reality and the virtual reality of the media, web and social network. According to the artist, in order for a story to be real, it does not need to be lived in the real word, a virtual reality that can be equally true exists.
He made sculptures, videos and installations too, and planispheres with points of the terrorist attacks, painted on a boxing bag (Caldara plays boxe) and on a large globe close to a mine ready to explode.
Among his personal exhibitions in recent years, all transmitting an uncontaminated sentiment through unmistakable chromatic tones and reflections mirrored among writing in the form of slogans, we cite in 2017 the personal exhibition project entitled True Story launched at the Complesso del Vittoriano in Rome and at Guatemala Pavillon at the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale of Venice, in 2016 Living your dream, at the Milan Triennale design Museum, on the occasion of the XXI International Triennale, and Lose your mind, at Palazzo Flangini in Venice, on the occasion of the XV Venice Architecture Biennale, and in 2013 Gli Immortali at the Palazzo del Senato at the <<<state Archives in Milan. Going a little further back in time, the personal exhibition Qui e Ora at the Museum of Finale; Saint Catherine’S Colisters in Finale Ligure (Savona), symbolized a turning point in his art, demonstrating new aesthetic and eschatological awareness.
In 2017 he submitted his artistic project Carlo Caldara e true story to the convention New Fronteers of the sustainable art in conjunction with the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS OF BRERA in Milan at Marino Palazzo in Milan. Among many publications, in 2017 Pandion Edition edited the catalogs of his exhibition project “True story”, which takes place at Complesso del Vittoriano in Rome and at “La Biennale of Venice”.
Finally we would like to mention the RAI 3 service of D. Ansovini (24-07-2017) about his exhibition at the Vittoriano, the two articles of “ Repubblica Newspapers (17.05-2017and 18-05 2017) about the convention at Palazzo Marino, the Radio RAI ISORADIO interview and many web articles.