paintings

Dora Celentano

b. 1988, Oberhausen, Germany
Lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany
@dora_celentano

About the artist
Dora Celentano

In Dora Celentano’s paintings, the dualism of flat picture surface and illusionistic depth reveal the influences of French masters such as Matisse and Bonnard.

Her vibrant palette concentrated on a close range of colors often lavenders and purples upsets traditional perspectives. Against backgrounds of foliate patterns that suggest geometric textiles, each work depicts a decorative interior often beautiful yet bordering on the decadent.

Opening a window that is simultaneously poetic and metaphoric, plays both the contrast of ownership and want. As “Mise-En-Abyme,” they form a picture within our consumer – driven society, an interior resting on layers of nonsensical order.

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Selected works
Dora Celentano

Verknotetes Subjekt, 2021

pastel crayons, oil on canvas
33.5 x 29.5 inches
85 x 75 cm

Sienese Whisper, 2021

wax pastel, oil on canvas
33.5 x 29.5 inches
85 x 75 cm

Intérieure d’une boutique chinoise, 2021

oil on canvas
33.5 x 29.5 inches
85 x 75 cm

Sorella, 2021

oil on canvas
33.5 x 29.5 inches
85 x 75 cm

Bibi, 2021

oil on canvas
31.3 x 39.4 inches
79.5 x 100 cm

Bengali B17, 2021

wax pastel, oil on canvas
33.5 x 29.5 inches
85 x 75 cm

Mimikry, 2021

oil on canvas
33.5 x 29.5 inches
85 x 75 cm

Spiegelstadium, 2021

oil on canvas
33.5 x 29.5 inches
85 x 75 cm
signature: recto bottom center

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Dora Celentano

education, honors, awards and exhibitions
Dora Celentano

Education

2018
Master Student of Prof.Stefan Kürten

2014 – 2018
class Prof.Stefan Kürten

2013 – 2014
class of Prof.Rita McBride

2012 – 2018
Art Academy Düsseldorf

Honors & Awards

2020
Auf geht’s, Scholarship for NRW artists – DE

2019
Van-Rinsum Grant 2019 by VdDK 1844, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris- FR
ARTPIQER’s Painting Award
Residency PADA Studios, Lisbon

2018
Lions Artist Scholarship

2017
BEST Project Grant Award in cooperation with BEST GRUPPE & Kunstakademie Düsseldorf – DE

Solo Exhibitions

2020
We’ve seen it all, Pförtnerloge, Krefeld,- DE

2019
Beyond Painting, ARTPIQER’ s Painting Award, Werthalle Köln- DE

Group Exhibitions

2020
COLEÇÃO PADA, Pada Studios, Lisbon – PT

2019
Maybe Something will appear, PadaStudios,Lisbon,Portugal
Fabric of Art, Kaiser & Dicke fabric, Wuppertal – DE
GIFC, Galleri Golsa, Osla, Norway – NO
Très Chic- Fashion in Art, Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, Germany Planet 58, Graduates of the Art Academy Düsseldorf 2018, K21- DE

2018
Heinz Commune, Golestani Gallery, Düsseldorf- DE
Palermo – Düsseldorf, House of Art, Cantieri Culturali della Zisa, Palermo- IT
Die Grosse, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf – DE

2017
Zu Hause, San Francisco- CA
Drawing the Curtain, SFAI, San Francisco- CA
Kunst @ McKinsey & Company, Düsseldorf- DE

2015
Behind the Curtain, Galerie Anna Klinkhammer, Düsseldorf- DE
Genius Loci III – here they come, Setareh Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany Salh Hope, New Bretagne/ Belle Air, Essen- DE
Exhibition of the Scholarship holders of the Pharmacist and Medical bank, K21, Düsseldorf – DE

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