This year, in the first of a new Canadian Contemporary Art series of fine silver coins, our thriving art scene is represented by the work of Montreal artist, Carlito Dalceggio. Entitled Harmony it depicts "a fusion of humanity and nature as an aspect of a definition of Canada." Beyond the dry words is a delightful design on the reverse of the coin, using different finishes and lustre. A circular composition with no starting point, it can be admired from any angle. It incorporates the rich symbolism of this country, from Haida art to maple leaves and the animals that are part of our natural environment. Stylized and elegant, his design is perfectly suited for a coin.

"Born in a remote fisherman village in Quebec in 1971, with a pencil in my hand, I knew very fast that my path would be different. I was building my own universe in secret, while seeming to follow a normal path", thus begins Carlito Dalceggio's bio on his website. It makes one want to know more... With a BA in visual arts from the University of Montreal, this free-spirited artist finds his inspiration on numerous travels and in a nomadic lifestyle that seems to suit his psyche and creative energy. He has exhibited in Montreal, New York, Paris and Rio de Janeiro, and has done murals throughout the world. At the moment, he is involved with a project in Marie-Victorin, a housing project of Bureau of Montreal (OMHM), aimed at renovation and renewal of the area. Dalceggio has been commissioned to produce a mural as part of the beautification proposal.

www.carlitodalceggio.com(lien externe)

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Murale réalisée par Carlito Dalceggio (2008)

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Murale réalisée par Carlito Dalceggio (2011)