On Saturday, November 9th, Claude Carone was the last solo exhibition of paintings at the John Davis Gallery.
Night Twist, 2018, polymer on wood, 24 x 27 Inches
Claude began his studies in New York at the New York Studio School but he was no stranger to art at that time, having grown up with a father who was a major contributor to the Abstract Expressionist school, Nicolas Carone, a contemporary and comrade of Jackson Pollock, William de Kooning, and other founding fathers of the abstract expressionist movement. After the New York Studio School, Claude continued his education at the Maryland Institute of Art and then, independently, in Rome, Italy. He has exhibited in various cities in England, Italy, and the United States.
Carone is an intuitive painter. He may start a canvas with a gesture and then respond to that gesture with another until he sees and feels the beginning of a visual composition. As he goes back to painting, he may re-enter into a situation that he then plays into or finds a certain rhythm in the painting or a dialogue between the image and space and respond to it. He paints on wooden panels with casein, powdered pigment, polymer, and wax. The resulting work is sometimes brooding and always energetic painting that emanates from his ability to tap the unconscious and let his body channel these emotions into a rhythmic and dynamic composition.
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