Bio

Born in Naples in 1962, he attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome and exposes since 1989. He participated in numerous exhibitions in public and private spaces such as: Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, New York (1991), University Federico II, Naples (1997) Royal Palace, Naples (1998), XII Biennale of Architecture, Venice (2010), Palazzo Mochi-Zamperoli, Cagli (2010), Castello di Rivara (2011, 2013, 2015) Mercuria Space, Dubai (2013) Ostrale Art Fair, Dresden (2014) Telethon Foundation, Olivetti Center, Naples (2015). He has realized permanent installations in private spaces in Naples (1998, 2003), Rome (2003, 2005), Berlin (2010), Milan (2010, 2013) Turin (2015). Oreste Casalini works are present in private collections in Rome, Milan, Naples, London, Berlin, New York, Seattle, Dublin, Dubai, Mumbai, Tokyo.

His work is fully placed in the best tradition of the artistic avant-garde movements that from the thirties onwards have always combined, with masterful outcomes, architectural and artistic expression.

It represents a “monumental” achievement of the research paths marked by a natural tendency towards a painting characterized by real figurative archetypes. A fundamental vocation to drawing is the basis of his artistic career, a constructive drawing, three-dimensional, always tended to define a sculptural form, in an original synthesis between traditional values and contemporary reality. A process of continuous discovery of techniques and solutions has configured an original scenario where memories, objects and figures coexist in a sought compenetration between the parts, with some highly underlined elements, until their take on an absolute meaning. An original synthesis, cultured and powerful, defined by a gesture with no hesitation, which builds large, continuous, directly with color or just with the variations of light and shadow of the sculpture. A chromatic essentiality which tends to include in the totality monads of separate signs, so that the result is not the mutual displacement of the individual parts but rather their turn out in an unconventional harmony.