We’d like to invite you and the public to visit Celio Bordin’s studio gallery in the Arts District. He’s been there since February 2017. His next exhibition is on Saturday, September 30th, but his studio gallery is open every day except for Mondays.
Celio creates fountain pen drawings on canvas. He come from the Valsesia forest in the North part of Italy. He doesn’t plan ahead of time the subject of his drawings. At first glance they may look like a face, or a boat on the ocean, or a tree, but closer inspection reveals a host of smaller faces, images, and objects that together create the primary image.
Celio has a gift that gives him the ability to be ultra-sensitive to the energy of the environments I work in. A good friend calls it: Energy Translation. And that’s a good description. The first time he visited Los Angeles in 2015, distinctly “American” images began showing up in his work for the first time: a chief in full headdress, Native American faces, ancient Spanish carraca, and other imagery symbolic of American history, most of which was completely foreign and new to him.
Celio & CB Studio Gallery
929 E 2nd St. Suite #103 (entry off Vignes)