Sogno un messaggio partire da quest’isola, un racconto genuino che mette in moto l’anti declino, che mostri l’animo del buon vino. Immagino braccia alzate in cielo, ogni mano impugnare un cucchiaino, simbolo di nutrimento fin dalla più tenera età. Non c’è cultura che non conosca questo semplice oggetto, che possiede lo spirito di pace, che inoffensivo racconta, protegge, che sia pietra, legno o ferro. Un cucchiaino per svuotare il mondo da quella goccia di veleno, un cucchiaino per connettere il popolo, creare un ponte in cielo, lanciare ognuno la propria luce, comunicare con le stelle, ritrovare la propria, tornare ad appropriarsi di un dono che ci vede tutti esistere in nome della vita che verrà.
Sicily Fest May 17/18/19 – Boiler House, Brick Lane – Imprints of Peace London
Art matured in me even before I knew its name, or rather before it presented itself without a name. Art was the light that filled my eyes, the breath of awakening, the journeys in the midst of desolate lessons of occurrences and recurrences, it was the queue for breakfast, the plants, and animals. Art was prayer, fire, water and all the elements, art was the stars, the sun and all nature, it was being present in the total absence of an apparently present world. The artist I am inspired by, is the greatest Creator of heaven and earth, He is the Father of all fathers for how He presented Himself when I did not exist yet. He paints sunsets and dawns, and He shares them with us all. There is no man who does not know His face. He is humble, infinitely loving, and when I asked Him if it was Him, He replied, “Yes, it is I”. I dreamed that I was at the Bridge. The Bridge was a small estate of a Holy Family near Viagrande at the foot of Mount Etna, where as a child my grandparents and many friends gathered for the grape harvest. I remember the joy of picking the grapes immersed among the rose gardens, to press them with our bare feet among the grape pickers, I remember the shed with the fire burning and the many voices, on top of this small estate there was a small cave with the little Virgin Mary, to which I in the most innocent youth confided in my childhood prayers my worries and questions. The lady of the house was devoted to traditional cuisine. She used terracotta pots, and I still remember as if it were yesterday when she prepared a snack with her jams for after school. Every afternoon she took me to church to pray, the church was that of Monserrato, and even if I didn’t understand, I was well-behaved at her side. Now, after some time, I remember and I make connections again and again. In the dream that lasted a few infinite moments I found myself at the entrance by the cellar road. I was alone, I don’t remember what I was doing at that moment, but I will never forget the image of Him, or rather how He wanted to present himself to my eyes. He was not with regal clothes, indeed far from it. He was extremely peaceful and I found it hard to believe in the dream that the creator of everything could be so humble. I don’t remember Him uttering any revelation, because I felt that He was the revelation. I don’t remember any more words, and I don’t remember a content so infinitely powerful that it can fill any space. I asked Him if it was He, and He answered me “I am”. The dream is unforgettable, because He was infinitely humble. That dream is perhaps the key along with another dream that I will never forget. It is the key that makes me notice the small gestures, which makes me rejoice in the small things, which makes me see in a flame the soul of life, which makes me enjoy the little things, because only through small things can a great future be built. The little things, are the love that we risk losing for each other, it is the cry that comes out of me spontaneously, not knowing what I write. When I go out I feel love for everyone and everything. I would like to give love, this is the most ancient form of art. Art is Love, it is a testimony of pain for a world that moment by moment is moving away from small things, from loving each other. This is what my works scream; they cry out ceaselessly because we are all one. Even when I try to distract myself, even when I mix sugar with my miserable coffee every morning, I think of how many children still feed with their blood the insatiable abysses of the unscrupulous ignorant, how many families today still have to find themselves fighting to protect their history. How much ignorance continues to alienate families, children, fathers, from each other, to steal childhoods, to speculate on the good by selling poison? We are all Artists, beauty will save the world, the beauty of when every single being on this planet will return to communicate, communicate in the crisis, how much need there is for love. Father, your son always.
Rangárþing eystra – Þingvellir National Park – Grindavík – Reynisfjara
Pensieri di un quadernetto.
Ragazzo uscita metro, esce dando un buongiorno a tutti.
Ragazzo raccoglie del pane da terra, mettendolo nella giusta luce.
Pensiero di un cane: negli odori trovo le mie letture.
Vi prego, in futuro quando parlate di ponti tra la Sicilia e la Calabria, pensate anche col parere della terra che ci ospita, lo so il lavoro, l’economia, lo sviluppo. Ancora oggi le montagne, i vulcani non godono di leggi a tutela non solo del paesaggio, ma cosa assai più importante della salute. Il Pianeta vive, noi siamo soltanto ospiti di passaggio, siamo doni, e abbiamo il dovere di custodire ciò che ci è stato donato.
Municipality of Catania, Press Office 30/11/2018
“Imprints of peace”, Mayor Pogliese and Councilor Mirabella “open” at Palazzo della Cultura the exhibition dedicated to Arezzo di Trifiletti’s “100 canvases full of ‘imprints (footsteps) of peace’ gathered around the world by an artist from Catania, affirmed on an international level, who with his works aims to awaken consciences and to transmit the courage of the future”. So Mayor Salvo Pogliese opened the presentation of the exhibition “Private Collection Imprints of Peace” that Claudio Arezzo of Trifiletti offers in the halls of the former Literary Cafe of the Palazzo della Cultura from tomorrow, Saturday, December 1 (inauguration at 6 pm), to 6 January. The exhibition, organized under the patronage of the Municipality of Catania, was illustrated to the press in the presence of the mayor and culture councilor Barbara Mirabella. The exhibition itinerary of the artist, who returns with an exhibition in his homeland after ten years, showcases impressions, vibrations, colors captured along a “route of peace” that, from 2007 to 2018, has crossed New York, Barcelona, Berlin, London, Paris, Abu Dhabi, Cairo, Amsterdam, Rome, Athens, Crete, Izmir Katakolon, Malta, Rhodes, Venice, Milan, and finally Iceland. “I have followed the artistic career of Claudio Arezzo di Trifiletti for many years,” Pogliese underlined. “It is an honor for me today, as mayor, to host an exhibition of the highest value in a building that has become a symbol of culture and cultures”.
“Imprints of peace is an exhibition – said Councilor Mirabella – that I strongly wanted because it speaks of peace and brings together different cultures, and this is the mission of an open metropolitan city like Catania. Arezzo di Trifiletti tells, with his passion, about the vibrations and emotions that countries also very far from ours have transmitted and that we can ‘meet’ in these extraordinary colors and in these spontaneous gestures that represent, as we discover from the narration of the artist, a world from which we should start “.
Arezzo di Trifiletti explained how the footprints of peace depicted in the paintings were intercepted in places that are “also battered by violence” but that the emotions of his “visionary art have always drawn lymph from what is positive, trying to encourage others to muster the courage to change and to value the wealth of the earth, which is alive and fueled by the energy of magma “. All the works on display are flanked by video contributions, accessible with q-code, which will allow visitors to enter the labyrinthine and colorful artistic world of the author. The exhibition will be open, with free admission, every day from 9.30 to 19.
Comune di Catania Ufficio Stampa 30.11.2018
“Imprints of peace”, sindaco Pogliese e assessore Mirabella “aprono” al Palazzo della Cultura la mostra di Arezzo di Trifiletti “Cento tele cariche delle ‘impronte di pace’ raccolte in giro per il mondo da un artista catanese, affermato a livello internazionale, che con le sue opere mira a svegliare le coscienze e a trasmettere il coraggio del futuro”. Così il sindaco Salvo Pogliese ha aperto la presentazione della mostra “Private Collection Imprints of Peace” che Claudio Arezzo di Trifiletti propone nelle sale dell’ex Caffè letterario del Palazzo della Cultura da domani, sabato 1 dicembre (inaugurazione alle 18), al 6 gennaio. L’esposizione, organizzata con il patrocinio del Comune di Catania, è stata illustrata alla stampa alla presenza del primo cittadino e dell’assessore alla Cultura Barbara Mirabella. Il percorso espositivo dell’artista, che torna con una mostra nella sua terra natia dopo dieci anni, mette in vetrina impressioni, vibrazioni, colori catturati lungo un “itinerario di pace” che, dal 2007 al 2018, ha attraversato New York, Barcellona, Berlino, Londra, Parigi, Abu Dhabi – Cairo, Amsterdam, Roma, Atene, Creta, Izmir Katakolon, Malta, Rodi, Venezia, Milano, e infine l’Islanda. “Seguo da tanti anni il percorso artistico di Claudio Arezzo di Trifiletti – ha sottolineato Pogliese – ed è per me un onore oggi, da sindaco, accogliere un’esposizione di altissimo valore in un palazzo che è diventato simbolo di cultura e culture”.
“Imprints of peace è una mostra – ha detto l’assessore Mirabella – che ho fortemente voluto perché parla di pace e mette insieme culture diverse, e questa è un po’ la mission di una città metropolitana e aperta come Catania. Arezzo di Trifiletti racconta, con la sua passione, le vibrazioni e le emozioni che paesi anche molto lontani dal nostro gli hanno trasmesso e che noi possiamo ‘incontrare’ in questi colori straordinari e in questi gesti spontanei che rappresentano, come scopriamo dalla narrazione dell’artista, un mondo dal quale dovremmo ripartire”.
Arezzo di Trifiletti ha spiegato come le impronte di pace raffigurate nelle tele siano state intercettate in luoghi “anche martoriati dalla violenza” ma che le emozioni della sua “arte visionaria hanno sempre tratto linfa da quanto di positivo esiste, cercando di spronare al coraggio di cambiare e di valorizzare la ricchezza della terra, che è viva e alimentata dall’energia del magma”. Tutte le opere esposte sono affiancate da contributi video, accessibili con q-code, che permetteranno ai visitatori di entrare nel labirintico e colorato mondo artistico dell’autore. La mostra sarà aperta, con ingresso gratuito, tutti i giorni dalle ore 9.30 alle 19