Elisa Cantarelli Italian, b. 1981
Elisa CantarelliStratification of WRP (black), 2022Mixed media: dotting on recycled disposable plastic bottle pieces, fixed with pins on whitewashed wood panel.
Green Cast plate (recycled and recyclable plexiglass) printed on the back.40 x 40 cm.
15.75 x 15.75 in.
Elisa CantarelliStratification of WRP (we are plastic - black), 2022Mixed media: dotting on whitewashed wood panel and on pieces of recycled disposable plastic bottles, fixed with pins.
Green Cast plate (recycled and recyclable plexiglass) printed on the back.40 x 60 cm.
15.75 x 23.62 in.
Elisa CantarelliStratification of WRP - WITHout esSENZA (white - transparent), 2022Mixed media: dotting on single-use plastic cut-out pinned on whitened wooden board.
Dotting on Greencast board printed on the back.60 x 60 cm.
23.62 x 23 5/8 in.
Elisa CantarelliSalt and Pepper, 2017Diptych, Mixed media: dotting on pvc panels50 x 100 cm
19.69 x 39.37 in
Elisa CantarelliTOUCH ME #2 , 2017Mixed media: dotting & silver glitters75 x 100 cm
29.53 x 39.37 in
Elisa CantarelliShirley Temple, 2014Mixed media: dotting on digital print
70 x 50 cm
27.56 x 50 in
Elisa CantarelliSMOKE #1 , 2011Mixed media: dotting on digital print. Support: photographic paper applied to dbond.
Frame: black aluminium.
100 x 80 cm
39.37 x 31.5 in
Elisa Cantarelli was born in Fidenza (PR) in 1981.
She attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, where she met Claudio Rosi Degli Esposti, who became her mentor. In 2006 she won the National Prize of Arts (Decoration), exhibiting at Arte Fiera Bologna 2007.
She collaborates with several galleries, both in Italy and in Japan, taking part in group and solo exhibitions in Italy, England, France, Germany, Japan and South Korea. Her works have been exhibited in numerous art fairs, such as Arte Fiera Bologna, Paris Photo, Art Fair Tokyo, ArtVerona, ArtePadova, Affordable Art Fair (Milan, Hamburg, Hong Kong). In 2009 she moved to London, where she still lives and works.
“Dotting”is the name of the technique that distinguishes her research. A meditative process in which the drops fall, colour on colour, tone on tone, creating a three-dimensional surface of dots that involves the user both from the point of view of visual and tactile perception. The artist loves to experiment with her “dots” using different materials and media, trying to push the limits to find out where her work can go.
“Sustainability” with reuse, relocation and transformation are at the core of her most recent production. Giving new artistic identity to objects of common use is the starting point of the new line of research. For Parma Capitale della Cultura she designed We are Plastic - Message in a Bottle, a collective action that can generate change. Actively directed towards the connection between messages in bottles and people, she still collaborates with companies and clients who support and embrace the values she communicates.
Since 2006 Elisa Cantarelli has taken part in solo and group exhibitions in Italy, UK, Germany, France, Hong Kong and South Korea. Her works has been exhibited at major Art Fairs like Art First Bologna, Paris Photo, Art Fair Tokyo, Art Verona, Art Padova, Affordable Art Fair (Milan - Hamburg - Hong Kong).
Her latest work was "We are Plastic | Message in a Bottle", a temporary public installation between art and recycling for Parma Capital of Italian Culture 2020-21.
From 23 April to 27 November 2022, Elisa Cantarelli participated in the Venice Biennale with the Pavilion of the Republic of San Marino at Palazzo Donà delle Rose in Venice with her project WRP WITHout esSENZA.
BIENNALE ARTE 202259. Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte 23 Apr - 27 Nov 2022POSTUMANO METAMORFICORead more
Padiglione della Repubblica di San Marino
alla 59. Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte – La Biennale di Venezia
Elisa Cantarelli, Nicoletta Ceccoli, Endless, Michelangelo Galliani, Rosa Mundi, Roberto Paci Dalò, Anne-Cécile Surga, Michele Tombolini
POSTMODERNO METAMORFICOART & LUXURY GALLERY, VIA UBERTO VISCONTI DI MODRONE 6, 20124 MILAN 31 Mar - 30 Apr 2022Cris Contini Contemporary and Prof. Pasquale Lettieri are pleased to invite you to "Metamorphic Postmodern", the exhibition dedicated to the works and the artists who will participate in the Venice Biennale 2022 with the Pavilion of the Republic of San Marino at Palazzo Donà delle Rose in Venice.Read more
'We are Plastic - Message in a Bottle' by Elisa CantarelliParma2021 restarts at the arcades of the Ospedale Vecchio in Parma, Italy 15 - 23 May 2021We are Plastic.. and you? Parma2021 restarts from 15 to 23 May at the arcades of the Ospedale Vecchio in Parma, Italy with the 'Message in a Bottle' project, conceived by the international artist Elena Cantarelli and signed by the cultural association QuadrilegioLab.Read more
'WE ARE PLASTIC - MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE' BY ELISA CANTARELLIParma Capitale della Cultura torna con un grande progetto artistico site-specific all’insegna della sostenibilità e della cura per l’ambiente. October 15, 2021
POSTUMANO METAMORFICO | Pavilion of the Republic of San Marino | La Biennale di Venezia 2022Directed by LAURA SCATENA July 6, 2022The Pavilion of the Republic of San Marino at the 59th International Art Exhibition –La Biennale di Venezia will be hosted from 23 April to 27 November 2022 in the Renaissance spaces of Palazzo Donà Dalle Rose, Venice.Read more
ELISA CANTARELLI | WRP WITHout esSENZA59. Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte - Biennale di Venezia 2022 July 6, 2022With the critical contribution by Pasquale Lettieri, “WRP WITHout esSENZA" by Elisa Cantarelli is part of the "We are Plastic" project, born from the need to poetically stimulate the collective imagination around environmental emergencies relating to sustainability, and to raise awareness of the recycling of single-use plastic.Read more
POSTUMANO METAMORFICO - LA BIENNALE ARTE 2022PRESENTAZIONE PADIGLIONE REPUBBLICA DI SAN MARINO August 25, 2022The Pavilion of the Republic of San Marino at the 59th International Art Exhibition –La Biennale di Venezia will be hosted from 23 April to 27 November 2022 in the Renaissance spaces of Palazzo Donà Dalle Rose.Read more