Canadian Abstract artist Carlo Amantea was born on March 2nd, 1954 in Cosenza, a costal village in Southern Italy, his family immigrated to Canada when he was 10 years old. Developing an interest in art at Central Technical School in Toronto, Carlo continued his art studies in painting and art history under the mentorship of Joseph Drapell and eventually working as his painting assistant. In the 5 years he worked in Drapell’s studio, Carlo was able to develop a strong understanding of colour and acrylics as a media for expressing art.
Carlo’s joyful wonder in nature’s beauty is expressed in his works through the combination of images, textures, structures, use of palette and years of practiced intuition in the creative realization of his vision. His unabashed playful use of colours exemplifies his sense of curiosity and continuous exploration of the medium, capturing inspiration with the use of fluid gestural movements.
Carlo’s works have been shown in galleries across Canada, including: Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton, and Ottawa. His art is in private corporate collections such as Toronto – Dominion Bank, Nova Scotia, Guaranty Trust Company, University of Saskatchewan, Roxborough Hotel in Ottawa and others.
“I believe in pushing boundaries and in waking up and doing – happiness. I believe in the evoking of emotion and in truth and in challenging the status quo because life is a continual process of executing what it is you are. Art is happiness is emotion is freedom is trust is rebellion and the reason I get up and do. I rebel and evoke emotion” Carlo Amantea
Published on May 13, 2023
MEET THE ARTIST Carlo Amantea
Join us on opening day to meet the artist Carlo Amantea on Saturday, June 10, 2023 from from 2 pm – 5 pm. “The discipline of painting can give us deeper understanding of our existence. Such knowledge is not available in any other way. For this very reason genuine artists still paint,...Read More
Published on August 20, 2022
MEET THE ARTISTS Carlo Amantea and Henry Saxe
Join us on the opening day of LEVEL UP and meet the artists Carlo Amantea and Henry Saxe on Saturday, September 10, 2022 from 2 – 5 pm. “Just as ALL emotions need to be savoured and not suppressed, the manner in which I apply paint to canvas is an extension...Read More
Published on August 21, 2021
MEET THE ARTISTS Carlo Amantea and Marianne Fowler
Join us on the opening day of INTO NATURE and meet the artists Carlo Amantea and Marianne Fowler on Saturday, August 21, 2022 from 2 – 5 pm. “Art allows us simultaneously to find ourselves and to loose all we think we know. Nature does the same thing if we allow it....Read More