Carla Caletti

  • "Wall Spirit",Digital Photograph, 2019
  • "Layers of Time", Digital Photograph, 2019
  • "Essence", Digital Photograph, 2019
  • "Emcraced",Digital Photograph, 2019
  • "Shadow Stick, Digital Photograph, 2019
  • "Un-Mapping Memory", 2019 Acrylic, Wax and Paper on 24 x 30 in. Canvas
  • "Lost Thread", 2019 Acrylic, Wax and Paper on 16 x 20 in. Wood Panel
  • "Foraging for Goodness", 2019 Acrylic, Wax and Paper on 16 x 20 in. Canvas
  • Temporary Ground, 2019 Acrylic, Wax and Paper on 8x8 in. Wood Panel
  • "Essence of Change", 2019 Acrylic, Wax and Paper on 16 x 20 in. Canvas
  • "In the realm of Uncertainty", 2019 Acrylic, Wax and Paper on 16 x 20 in. Wood Panel
  • "Vestiges of the Fire", 2019 Acrylic, Wax and Paper on 8x8 in. Wood Panel
  • "Bride of the Nest", 2019 Spirit Doll Sculpture; Found and Recycled Materials, 18"x4"x3". Photographed at my work table and in front of one of my paintings.
  • "Gathering Autumn", 2019 Spirit Doll Sculpture; Found and Recycled Materials, 9" x6"x5". Photographed in front of one of my paintings.
  • "Passing of A Queen", 2019 Spirit Doll Sculpture; Found and Recycled Materials, 15"x5"x3". Photographed at my work table.
  • "Satchel of Time", 2019 Spirit Doll Sculpture; Found and Recycled Materials,11"x4"x3". Photographed in front of one of my paintings.

Art is a language I use to attempt to articulate the less rational and more mysterious realms of being human.

An exploration of the inner landscape and worlds real and imagined, spiritual and physical are inherent in my process. The abstracted figures in my paintings act as a cross between superheroes and totemic beings, guardians that bridge the seen and unseen. They surface in some ways without my knowing; slipping in through the cracks as medicine; to honor and remind.

I am self-taught artist, experimenting with materials on hand; recycled paint colors, second hand canvases and found materials. In painting, I use wax and paper to add layers and depth to the painted surface, often letting the random and organic shapes that emerge, inform and define a narrative. The layering and removing of materials is an attempt to create a sense of texture and time and also, to speak to the impermanence of the physical realm. My Photographs also explore the relationship of time on surfaces and the mystery of patterns and shapes in nature.

My sculptural figures are a 3-dimensional manifestation of my paintings and photographs, inherently possessing the same intuitive and spiritual inclination in the creative process.

I show my work in galleries and post as street art on urban city walls. I have curated shows and host an Open Studio with guest artists twice a year. My studio is located in Oakland, CA.

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    • PO Box 9155
    • Berkeley CA 94709
    • 4155318205

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