Calò Gabriele

Calò Gabriele

Biography of Gabriele Calò "rootsartceramics"

Gabriele Calò "rootsartceramics" was born in 1983 in Lecce, where he lives and works.
In 1996 he began his artistic career attending the State Institute of Art G. Pellegrino of Lecce with the prof. V. Cofano and S. Mazzotta, and participates in a training course on ceramics processing at the school of prof. R. Ranieri in Deruta (PG) coming into contact with a fantastic world, that is ceramics and the related techniques of processing and decoration.
Years later, in 1999, he gave life to the project "Rootsart Ceramics", born almost for fun, but that over the years has influenced his life, so much to derive a real dependence on art, where art meets the 'ingenuity, trying to use existing artistic techniques and experimenting with others adapting everything to their needs, composing his line of furnishing accessories obtained by the fusion of ceramic materials and fasteners used in the construction field creating something new different from everything what goes on the market.
Using particular techniques and biscuit ceramic elements, Rootsart reinvents the way to cut ceramics not starting from the raw product, but obtaining the desired shape from the semi-finished cotto.
The most recurrent object in his works is the dish, a common component present in every home, but that revisiting and breaking it down according to his needs takes new forms, creating lamps, watches, furnishing and garden accessories.
His works and achievements are born from his imagination, desire and ingenuity inspired by everything that surrounds him.
Among his works we also find some revisits of some games that have marked the life of each of us, like Packman, Rubrik's Cube or Tetris.
Over the years, he has also approached the world of outdoor furniture with eco-friendly garden accessories.
In these years he has participated in collective and personal exhibitions and national art competitions promoting his art.

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