As Michelangelo, who removed matter from his sculptures to make them more lively and dramatic, since the 90s I have been removing pieces of paper from a sheet in order to create images. Then air and light complete the work, by revealing it.

.…a passionate political and social exposure of the worst and the cruellest sides of our time, sung with the grace and calm of an ancient bard, with the histrionic irony of a Cistercian wire-walker.

…imaginary architectural structures, light as air, arising from the relationship between solids and voids, my homage to M.C.Escher and his incredible work.

Pieces of art


  • Dates: March 15 – May 24, 2024 Location: ON House Milan Like an illusionist of the past century, Claudio Onorato transforms ordinary sheets of black cardboard into rich and intricate cutouts which, when crossed by air and light, reveal the bewitching and

  • Dates: March 1 – April 6, 2024 Location: Milan Water Central – MM Company Museum We have learned from Science, for some time now, that 70% of the Earth's surface is covered with water, including in this calculation the oceans, polar ice

Said about me

" Onorato draws furiously on his paper, fills the surfaces, makes the characters act and reflects upon his artwork in a total way, saturating the space with a frenzy that never loses clarity. "
Elena Forini

Art curator

The apparent lightness of his subjects turns into an intense political and social denunciation of the worst and most cruel aspects of our concept of "civilization". A firm stance against the hypocrisy and violence of the present sung with the grace and quietness of an ancient aedo or with the histrionic irony of a Cistercian tightrope walker.
Matilde Battistini,

Researcher of Aesthetics and Art Critic

Onorato brings forth a crowded world, which fears emptiness, made of a thousand figurines and forms that one only can see gradually by focusing both on the whole and the details.
Luca Pietro Nicoletti

Curator and Art Critic