For the exhibition I Do Not Scream For An Audience, I Shout At The Holy, Canadian artist, Carlito Dalceggio, presents a series of rebel, multidisciplinary, profoundly spiritual and symbolic artworks. Butterfly wings, kites, peacock feathers, masks, organic motifs that remind us of Mexican popular art with a peculiar reminiscence of Picasso’s cubism, Rauschenberg’s abstract expressionism and Matisse’s primitivism. The explosion of color, the energetic compositions and the liberating gesture of the strokes awaken the senses, the instincts and the imagination. The pieces made by Carlito Dalceggio invite us to explore the hidden folds of our existence, to undertake a journey to the center of our own selves.
Through pictures, sounds and smells, the viewer is immersed in a mystical and liberating atmosphere where rivalries between light and darkness, noise and silence, order and chaos, are reconciled. I Do Not Scream For An Audience, I Shout At The Holy opens a poetic and sensual door through which primal energies, the forces of nature and the irrational flow; a channel through which we can access other forms of knowledge. This constitutes a world where the boundaries between artistic disciplines are diluted, ancestral cultures are celebrated and metaphors of transformation are created, both through technique and iconography.
Dalceggio reminds us of the bohemians that Balzac and Baudelaire spoke of; those characters with a wandering, nostalgic and cheerful existence, in search of social regeneration; romantic revolutionaries against the system. It is all about escaping from conformity, which is why this exhibition is not conceived as a mise-en-scène to merely entertain an audience, but as a ritual, a cry – of one and all – to liberate our spirits.