Claudio Bellino

Born in Turin on June 21, 1963, Bellino took his first artistic steps as a young participant with a report on the merit of three works, at the art biennial for students held in Rome in 1974. At that time he was already particularly attracted to abstractionism. Since 1992 he began attending artistic and graphic seminars organized by Masters and private artistic workshops. In his charcoal drawings he destructured the subjects represented and reduced them to their essential forms. This is one of the starting points of his work which is completed with a purely literary part of research. The hands are the tool that, together with others invented and personalized at the moment, is used to apply colors, oil pastels, tempera and varnishes. He has exhibited throughout Italy and Brazil; several critics wrote about him in important magazines and art journals. He has made covers for music CDs and books, and his painting has been realized under the guise of an American rockstar. His new frontiers are live performances (remember those with Giorgio Conte, the Ballet Theater Torino of Loredana Furno, Giulia Millanta, Laura Crisci, Cesare Carugi, Ivan Chiarlo and Igor Sciavolino, Federico Sirianni and “Il Grande Fresco” with Guido Catalano and the Mau Mau) the synergy with fashion and design and storypainting (pictorial animation). The collaboration with the architects of the U-LAYER GROUP and the ART & FORM company has produced chairs, screens, lamps, original bags and fabrics for multiple uses.
He painted live fabrics and clothes by Walter Dang and under the name of Pierre Micha (an ensemble that he shares with Livio Taricco) deals with animated drawings. In the 2014/2015 ballet season he was the Artist in Residence c/o Lavanderia a Vapore in Collegno (Turin).


It is a gestural work realized during a live pictorial performance that was completed in some points in the studio. “Simona” has a strong feminine presence and an extraordinary delicacy. Her figure is the result of a spontaneous and memorable “plot” of the artist.