Claudio Ciardi was born in 1962. He started his carrier as an artist when he was not even twenty years old. He currently resides between Turin and Rapallo and carries on his activity both as an artist and a gallerist. At his gallery in Portofino he introduces stylistically varied figurative artists. He mainly works with oil on canvas, yet he doesn’t disdain experimenting with other techniques.
His works are characterized by vigorous brush strokes and bright colours. A rich maturity and great width of expression are tangible qualities in the work of this young artist.
His landscapes are the result of his close observation of the environment he is interested in. The places Ciardi depicts are not fixed through a stereotyped vision of the countryside. In fact he infuses his work with an original interpretation, which he has developed through a painstaking process of research and discovery and which does not impair the aesthetic value of the environment he depicts. However, he proposes a personal vision, suggestive of a rich variety of subjective meanings.
His brushwork is clear-cut and vibrant. His technical competence has become more and more refined through his intense pictorial practice which is always accompanied by an in-depth search for meaning. These are the strengths of this artist’s continuing ascent and development.