Carmine Bellucci is an Italian artist and illustrator working and living in Milan, Italy.
He attended the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) in Milan and graduated in Visual Arts. Afterwards he continued his studies attending the advanced course in Type Design at Politecnico in Milan. He has worked with many international client. Besides his training and work he has always been involved in the underground visual culture and kept up to date with what's happening in the subculture, he founded the Interplay Art group and with them landed several commissioned works and took part in many local and national street art events.
Carmine has always had a keen interest and passion for arts and any visual expression of all those invisible movements we call feelings and emotions, in all their complex yet fascinating dynamics. He paints whimsical and quirky worlds where everything can happen, shapes, colors, rainbows and a touch of nostalgic magic make his output unique, authentic and mesmerizing. In the digital world of perfection he believes that the brush scuffing the rough surface of wood and the uneven painted texture still give off a beguiling vibe of reality, humanity and powerful visual language.
He is member of the AI (Associazione Illustratori).
Carmine is represented by The Illustration Room, Caroline Seidler and Art Associates.
 
Clients :

 Triennale Milano, Regione Emilia Romagna, Regione Liguria, Regione Lombardia, Regione Piemonte, Provincia di Como, Italian Red Cross, Clac Cantù Museum, Vintage 55, Viveur, Sometimes, Boh!? Pub, Oliver, La Lente, DDB Sydney, Inside Mining, OuThere Australia, Voyeur Magazine, Virgin Airlines Australia, Men's Health, Maxim Italy, FB Dubai, Leo Burnett and Bundaberg Rum, HQ Asia, The Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ), Fuse wines, 5 O' Clock Somewhere Wines, Das Megaphon. PlanSponsor, Musei Civici Eremitani Padova, Sonnentor/Freude Magazine, Subsonic Music Festival, S.Bortolo Hospital of Vicenza.

 

Recognitions & Press :
 
2010 - Featured on Spaghetti grafica - "Percorri la modernità" project
2013 - Featured on Sweet Station
2013 - Featured on Illustration Served
2013 - Top 30 Finalist Cake Wines Archi-Bottle Prize
2013 - Featured on Australian Creative
2014 - Featured on Abduzeedo
2014 - Featured on Illustration Served
2014 - Featured and Interviewed on Novum magazine
2015 - Featured on Gorgo magazine - Urban Canvas
2015 - Featured on Inky Goodness - Artist of the day
2015 - Featured on Magic Paintbrush by Illustration - Hightone Books
2015 - Featured on Meiaseis
2015 - Sugarprize - Artwork awarded to Licia Troisi for best fantasy writer at the Sugarpulp annual event
2016 - Featured on Behance Curated Galleries - Illustration
2016 - Featured on 3x3 Illustration Shows No.13
2016 - Featured on Picame Magazine
2016 - Featured on
Lürzer's Archive - 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide
2017 - Featured on 3x3 Illustration Directory 2017


Shows & Exhibitions :

2004 - Interplay group show (group exhibition) - La Cattedrale - Cusano Milanino
2005 - Metastyle art group + Marco Gifuni (group exhibition) - Sala Grigia - Foggia
2006 - Croce Rossa Italiana Competion 1st place (group exhibition) - Foggia
2007 - "Percorri la modernità" - Triennale - Milano
2011 - "500 Contemporary Art Meeting" (group exhibition) - Spazi Possibili - Milano
2012 - "Nothing to do with it" (group exhibition) - San Sebastiano palace - Mantova
2012 - "Apparel Music Limited Contest" (group exhibition) - Spazio Ral - Milano
2012 - "Muti Arcani" (group exhibition) - Spazio XL Combines - Milano
2012 - "Muti Arcani" (group exhibition) - Pow Gallery - Torino
2012 - "Le metamorfosi del viaggiatore" (group exhibition) - Gruppo Credito Valtellinese Gallery - Milano
2012 - "We are the future" (group exhibition) - "Fruttiere " Palazzo Te - Mantova
2013 - "Loversimo" (group exhibition) - Spazio Bugatti - Milano
2013 - "Darth Human Fener" (group exhibition)  - Spazio XL Combines - Milano
2013 - "Apparel Music Art Contest " (group exhibition) - Spazio XL Combines - Milano
2014 - "Open Box - Foldable Art " (group exhibition) - Killer Kiccen - Milano
2015 - "Urban Canvas" live painting - Varese
2015 - "Namaste for Nepal" art auction - Object Gallery - Sydney
2015 -  "No Urban" (group exhibition) - Vision Gallery - Milano
2016 - Live Painting Musei Civici Eremitani - Padova
2016 - Wall Painting - Shaheed Minar - Bengali Community Project - Cadoneghe (PD)
2016 - D-Segni Urbani (group exhibition) - Castello di Masnago - Varese
2016 - "Secondary worlds" - Spazio D / De Munari Gallery - Vicenza
 

"What Carmine Bellucci proposes is a tale, a hypothesis, a possibility. Through his work Bellucci offers us prompts for a parallel, unconventional existence, pushing us towards childhood memories, freedom and, maybe, the desire to live in another dimension, lighter thanks to the lighter force of gravity. There are no answers or lessons in his paintings. Instead there is intuition which comes from the artist’s own sensitivity. Bellucci’s narration is fluid, a fluidity that is apparent in his brushstrokes and in the flow of images, made perfect by the integrity of colour. His style is sure and easily recognisable, his characters emerge from films, literature and art in general, becoming the ironic protagonists of a “Belluccian” life. The men bring to mind Renato Carosone and Fred Buscaglione, messengers of an innate euphoria and elegance. The women are works of art within the work of art, dominated by grace and stateliness, not created by the artist with the strong physicality that the men have, but rather with the architectural power of pattern, that constructs forms without body weight. An ancient image, such as Byzantine art, is therefore united with the contemporary expressions of video art and illustration. Carmine Bellucci loves mixing experiences, so we can read the interlacing of fashion with the highest themes in the history of art and “pop” segments. His paintings are also musical, both for the presence of instruments but also in the rhythm that the artist gives to the composition. The repetition of themes and the use of curves and colours, at times psychedelic, spell out the composition time. Flowers are the co-protagonists of his work: coloured and aromatic forests that sinuously take possession of the narrative space and become heads of hair, clothes, a pure subject of Arcimboldian memory. Bellucci’s world seems fantastic, but he remembers that it is always possible to find that childish and pure happiness, made of lightness, beauty and play. There are no time limits, the Universe is our “finis terrae”, the stars are on our side. Bellucci moves skilfully in this mythical dimension, his art invites us to enter this quirky yet festive world."

Francesca De Munari - art critic and art historian
 
"I'm Imperfect, therefore I am"
A leitmotif of my output is the fascination for Imperfection, that I summarize with the phrase "I'm Imperfect, therefore I am". It's only by embracing imperfection, our imperfection, that we can start to understand ourselves and our neighbour. My paintings, with their imperfect harmony are traces of a human hand, into a human soul. In the computer age, made of mechanical calculations, I look back to craftsmanship to discover our essence, our idea. Hand-made pictures, out from an imperfect and unique hand, into the perfection of scanners and computers, smarthphones and ebooks, can create a beautiful and modern artistic alchemy. An imperfect person doesn't necessarily make a world imperfect, on the contrary, parading our flaws is questioning, is challenging our society by exploring the boundaries, is accepting the possibility of an another path, is the possibility of making mistakes and giving a second chance...and maybe, maybe making this world better, not perfect.
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