Buy Kaleidoscope 3 Metal Print by artist federico cortese available at Artist.com. Check out the Metal Print collections available at Artist.com.An original piece from the series “Chromatic”, oil on thick paper. 50 x 50 cm, 2022. Artists are attached to a particular theme or compositional scheme often, till the point that it almost becomes an obsession, their personal and unmistakable signature. On a closer inspection, what counts in these schemes is the possibility, or possibilities, of generating variants. I believe that the artist is precisely attracted to the investigation of these variants, and the exploration of the limit to which one can go in their alteration. And if there are many variables involved in this game, the possibilities of creating variations become almost infinite. I believe that unconsciously, this creative process is also gratifying because it allows us to invent an illusory order, where the chaos of reality can create confusion. One could almost speak of a "collector's syndrome", except that in this case, the artist, not only, as in a collection of butterflies or stamps, always searches for new specimens and this research is never satisfied, but he even creates "specimens” by himself! The selling price of the original painting includes the shipping costs.
I was born in 1971 in Turin, Italy, where I live and work as an artist. Since I can remember I have always drawn. My preferred techniques are classic oil on canvas paintings, and pencil drawings.
I’m like a mouse in its box. A little mouse safe in its shelter, that passes his time gnawing the food stored for the winter. But my food are the drawings. I work within my home. My studio is a room of the house in which I live. In this relatively small space are accumulated all the materials and equipment I need to draw and paint, but in a certain sense also the suggestions that inspire my work. Here are the desks and drawing boards, with brushes and paint colors, but also, on the walls or placed in closets, paintings and drawings (I think each finished work is always an inspiration for the next, in somehow). A great source of ideas are books and music, and of course the PC. The graphics programs and virtual modeling programs have become over the years a valuable support, but obviously the richest mine is the internet: a reservoir of images and ideas from which to draw, and in which we often are lost (in addition to photos of my own travels, all stored on the computer). It’s a small microcosm closed in on itself, rather impervious to the outside world (despite a large window with a beautiful view of Turin, almost always I work with the curtains closed). It is a bit as if the suggestions of the real world were allowed to enter here only after being filtered and digested, only after it has been already turned into experience. Exactly like a rat, eating quiet its supplies in its den, waiting for the end of winter.