Mauro Carbonetta was born February 24th, 1961, in Villa Santa Maria, in the Chieti Province of Italy.
He first studied
at the State Institute of Art, then at the Accademia delle Belle Arti in Naples.
During these years he pursued his research in the pictorial arts, and has
arrived at a form of expression that strives at being an authentic vocation
to a rediscovery of the true strength of feelings. He has striven at finding
the strength of pure color which
models shape in a concept in which symbolism and
reality merge into each other. His brushstroke has
become with time, saturated materially but also
purposely fluid and therefore able to express
movement. The themes of his paintings are many: the human figure, landscape, and the female nude. But a constant theme is the ever-present explosion of colors, notwithstanding his introvert character.
His principal teachers
have been the great
italian-argentinian painter Rocco Olivo Castracane,
who died at the end of the year 2000, the sculptor
Many art critics have become interested in his works.
Here are some representative names:In Italy- the art historian Professor Corrado Marsan, Professor Giorgio Falossi, doctor Teodosio Martucci, Professor Rosaria Belgiovine, Professor Alfredo Pasolino; In Spain- Professor Jesus Ibanes Zapatero; In France - Professor Gerard Argelier.
His major shows: 1996,
Galleria Modigliani, Milan;
1999, Citta' di Rimini, Rimini; 2000, Galleria Foyer,
Lanciano; 2002, Salone delle Esposizioni, Villa Santa Maria.
His works are
exhibited in Villa Santa Maria (he has
donated some of his canvases to the church Madonna delle grazie), Milan, Vicenza, Rome, Naples, L'Aquila, Toronto (Canada), New York.