Pasquale Celona was born in 1943 in Bruzzano Zeffirio, a small town in the Calabria near the Ionian coast. Those areas, permeated by the millenarian Greek culture, will greatly influence the character of the artist who will transpire in all his works that light and those typical colors of his land. On May 4, 1976 in Tolmezzo a personal exhibition was opened in the hall of the Hotel Roma. On 6 May, he moved to Paularo, when the earthquake destroys numerous countries in the Friuli region and ruined Gemona. In 1978 he received the Leone d’Oro Award in Florence. Celona continues to paint, creating over two hundred works in ten years. His paintings are found in numerous public and private collections in Italy and abroad. On April 27, 2006, the Minister of Culture of the State of São Paulo, Emanuel von Lauestein Massarani, and the Legislative Assembly of the State of São Paulo, Brazil included in the collection of the Museu de Arte do Parlamento de São Paulo a work by the artist. In 2011 he was selected to take part in the Italy – Tuscany Pavilion of the 54th Venice Biennale in the collective curated by Vittorio Sgarbi “The State of the Art – Regions of Italy”. Paolo Levi, Vincenzo Mollica, Tommaso Paloscia, Gregorio Luke, Maty Roca, R.B. Bashkaran wrote about him they, among others.


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