CARMELO BLANDINO

Since 2005, the paintings of Carmelo Blandino have derived a wealth of visual splendour and emotional resonance from flowers, assembling them into wondrous, intuitive compositions, quiet riots of comforting colours and delicate dynamics. He has rigorously refined an approach one might call “urban baroque”, combining the subtleties of classical oil painting with the crackling energy of contemporary spray-paint-and–stencils street styles.