Christian Carlini

Christian Carlini

Among the major contemporary Italian artists, Christian Carlini (1981) is known internationally for having revolutionized the phenomenon “hyperrealism“. He has exhibited his works in the most prestigious international art galleries, from Positano to Padua, from London to Den Haag, from Moscow to Andorra.

Self-taught, the artist has always shown his pictorial ability. Start by studying art history and pictorial techniques of the past, paying particular attention to Flemish and hyper-realistic works, this does not distance him from his extreme admiration that he places in the character of S. Dalì.

In the early years he spent more time studying painting than in his practical execution, he wants to break the chromatic rules of hyperrealism by bringing it into the world of high chromatic definition represented by the current 4K HDR screens. His obsession with deep and brilliant colors, with a higher dynamic range than the classic hyperrealism, led him to synthesize the compositions by removing the tops, making the lights extreme and zooming the objects represented to make them, with their colors, the only protagonists of the scene.

Its chromatic palette, the exaltation of lights, the deep blacks and the extreme saturation, let live the experience of “seeing” with an intensity at the margins of the surreal, making perceived the objects spaced and so present in the scene to invite the viewer’s touch. Carlini claims – “In the world of smartphones, TVs and 4K HDR screens, photos, images and videos appear bright and extremely saturated. The pictorial art cannot be left behind, only in this way the sensory stimulation will have such a solicitation as to make a painting perceive as actual, modern and technological”.

This chromatic – philosophical research has thrilled some of the greatest art critics and historians, from Prof. Cinzia Mastroianni to Prof. Alberto D’Atanasio – artistic director of “Casa Modigliani” -, from the writer and member of the Concept Board of ‘Istituto Modigliani – Valentina Orlando – up to the well-known and historic English art critic Edward Lucie-Smith.




• personal exposure”Sweet Reality” – Frosinone 2002 – Italy
• Collective exposure “more real” – Roma 2005 – Italy
• Bari Art Expo – Bari 2012 – Italy
• Collective exposure “Master of Realism” – 809 Art gallery, Milan 2013 – Italy
• Biennial of Contemporary Art – Frosinone 2013 – Italy
• personal exposure – Frosinone 2014 – Italy
• Art Fair Tokyo – Tokyo 2014 – japan
• Dallas Art Expo – Dallas 2014 – Texas
• Collective Contemporary Art – Castle of the Counts of Ceccano 2015 – Italy
• Realism collective exposure – Sperlonga 2015 – ItalyLibertad”
• Publication of the catalog “Arte y Libertad” produced by Art Libre – Art Gallery of Zaragoza (Spain)
• Biennial of Contemporary Visual Art – Frosinone 2016 – “First Prize Winner”
• Winter show – contemporary art – Plus One Gallery – London 2017
• Publication on the catalog “Realisme III” and on the website “” – 2017
• Affordable art fair – London 2017
• Keen10st – art fair – Netherland

Christian Carlini nasce a Roma nel 1981, da sempre mostra un innato talento per l’arte in genere
che lo porterà in adolescenza ad immergersi in essa ed in tutte le sue forme dalla musica al teatro,
dalla scultura alla pittura. Sarà proprio quest’ultima ad attrarlo maggiormente;
inizia studiando storia dell’arte e le tecniche pittoriche del passato,
con un interesse particolare per le opere fiamminghe.
Negli anni a seguire impiega il suo tempo più nello studio della pittura che nella sua esecuzione pratica
in quanto manca un passaggio fondamentale, I’individuazione del genere pittorico che si fonde con
la sua stessa natura artistica.
Genere trovato in parte nelle opere fiamminghe ma incompleto,
finchè non si imbatte nella metafisica conoscendo a fondo De Chirico.
Nel connubio tra realismo e metafisica manca ancora una parte del suo essere,
la materializzazione dell’anima creata,che verrà presto individuata nelle opere di Salvador Dalì.
Il mix tra realismo, metafisica e surrealismo porterà l’artista ad imprimere su tela il proprio essere,
divenendo in poco tempo un pittore di talento.