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140x200cm. Card stock cut out
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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


  • Animal totem This work, made of cut cardboard worked with scissors, scalpels, Swiss army knife, painted in black, red, white, yellow acrylic color, seems to never end, it is like a mountain. Such impudence towards the laws governing statics, the balance

  • Alain Biltereyst, Michael Bevilacqua, Marco Bongiorni, Andrea Carpita, Nyan Isabel Cornish, Michele Gabriele, Corinna Gosmaro, Mirak Jamal, Pesce Khete, Andrea Kvas, Asger Dybvad Larsen, Tiziano Martini, Claudio Onorato, Alice Ronchi, Josh Reames, Joe Reihsen, Gabriele de Santis, Santiaco Taccetti, Graham

Said about me

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

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 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 Forin

Art Curator