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Snowball Gallery - Carlo Allarde





Carlo Allarde

from ABC: ANYTHING BUT CANVAS [July 8 to 25, 2010]

[L] Chaos & Order #3 [2010]
Acrylic, photocopy, masking tape on wood panel
4’ x 2’

[R] Chaos & Order #2 [2010]
Acrylic, photocopy, masking tape on wood panel
4’ x 2.5’

Statement:

“I paint dreams and visions too; the dreams and visions of my time. Painting is the effort to produce order; order in yourself. There is much chaos in me, much chaos in our time.” Otto Dix

Picking up fragments from my past work and throwing it on the surface (layering, tracing and covering the images I started with) I came to a chaotic image and tried to add a sense of order, only to cover the whole thing with more chaos.

My work is about the idea of representing chaos and order.

Bio:

Carlo Allarde recently graduated from OCAD University with a degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts, Drawing and Painting. As an emerging artist, Carlo has been a part of selected group exhibitions throughout his studies in OCAD University. He is currently pursuing to be an art teacher.

His body of work entitled, “Chaos and Order,” exhibited at Snowball Gallery and Workshop and Daimler Financial Services Canada, was meant to convey the connection between the idea of chaos and order in a visual language.

“Picking up fragments from my past work and throwing it on the surface (layering, tracing and covering the images I started with) I came to a chaotic image and tried to add a sense of order, only to cover the whole thing with more chaos.”

“My material process reflects my concept of chaos and order: the applied layers suggest order, then chaos, then order again, a cycle that leaves the viewers with intimate object for their own meditation. As the images collapse on each other, they create conflict or are unpredictable and appear random. This is the essence of drama within the idea of chaos and order. At times, I found myself destroying part of the work and starting over or changing the process of how I would apply the layers to each other. This push and pull process was an oxymoron approach to find balance in chaos and order in a visual language.”


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