Carla Caletti

Art is a language I use to articulate the less rational and more mysterious realms of being human. An exploration of the inner landscape and worlds real and imagined, 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.

I am drawn to practices of mending and repair; gathering disparate parts and fragments and creating new forms and associations.

I use wax and paper with acrylic paint to add layers and depth to the surface. The process of adding and removing materials creates a sense of time and speaks to the impermanence of the physical realm.

“Form was not born from an idea.
 It was an idea vanishing.”
– Cecilia Vicuña