Claudio Parentela is an illustrator, painter, digital painter, photographer, mail artist, cartoonist, collagist, journalist freelance. He was born in Catanzaro(1962-Italy) where he lives and works, and has been active for many years in the international contemporary art scene. He has collaborated and collaborates with many contemporary art magazines, literary and of comic publications in Italy and around the globe, both online and in print.
Some of the publications include NY Arts Magazine, Turntable & Blue Light Magazine, Komix, LitChaos, Why Vandalism, Thieves Jargon, 180 Mag, Braintwisting, The Doors of Creativity Anthology, Lo Sciacallo Elettronico, Inguine, Stripburger, Lavirint, Komikaze, Mystery Island Magazine, Monoclab, MungBeing Magazine, The Lummox Journal, The Cherotic R(e)volutionary, Sick Puppy, Malefact, Gordo, johnmagazine, SHITTY SHEEP-Lamette, alchimiadeldolore, Be Different, UpScene Magazine, Chance, Lucid Moon, Tryst ,Carolina Vigna Maru’s Blog, Abusemagazine, hijacked, Synthesis, filosofem.com, Spartandog, Numbmagazine, DrexterMagz, Que Suerte, Art Life, Pintalo De Verde, ApArte, Evasion, The Benway Institute, Phony Lid Publications, First Class, This Is Magazine, Diesel, Stu Magazine, Becoming Journal, Exposweb, Pockoville, Crane Magazine, Staplegun, Zupi ,4×6-art, Funtime Comics, Untergruntblatte, Lartmagazine, Passenger May, Sekushi, Onthecamper, Head Press, and Entmoot. These represent just a fraction of the publications where he has appeared.
In 1999 Claudio was guest of the BREAK 21 FESTIVAL in Ljubljana(Slovenia). His obscure and crazy artworks are present &shown in many art galleries in the endless around the world including at ’’GIRASOLE’’(Villa Basilica),at ’’TABULA RASA’’(Barcelona),at Vahagn art gallery, at ‘’GALERIE SLAPHANGER’’(Amsterdam), ‘’La Casa Di Tolleranza’’(Milan), ’’La Cueva-No Art Gallery (Milan), Spazio Aurora (Milan), Forte Prenestino (Rome), Andenken Gallery (USA), Diesel Gallery (NY), Little Cakes Gallery (NY), The Woom Gallery (Birmingham-UK), and at the Italian Institute of Culture(London-UK).
He also has collaborated and he collaborates with many bands of industrial music, noise, experimental and electronic, harsh and death-metal gore. He has also illustrated poems and stories music of Gavin Burrows, Harry Wilkens, Vittorio Baccelli, Claudio Morici, and others. He has even drawn 2 tarots for Tarocchi Evoluti (published by Associazione Hermatena-Italy). With his many talents, Claudio Parentela is one of those artists who simply cannot be shoved into a box. He is a true renaissance man.
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