CATERINA CREPAX

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Born and raised in Milan, where she graduated in Architecture, Caterina Crepax has dedicated the last 20 years to her artistic career to paper and to the conservation of the artistic heritage of her father: Guido Crepax, the famous cartoonist who created the character of Valentina in 1965. Caterina has collaborated with renowned designers such as Alessandro Mendini or Roberto Cavalli, with whom she organized a number of important exhibitions and shows. She is also a lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture, Fine Arts and Design of Milan.

The elements upon which the unique creations of Caterina Crepax are based are simply white paper and meticulously studied light shows, designed to dramatically improve the stage presence of her sculpted clothes. Her relationship with card has been kept intact by an unbreakable thread, starting from her childhood and leading up to her status as an established contemporary artist today. With her focus on recycling, shredded documents, perforated edges of printouts or typography leftovers, Caterina can turn anything into precious "tissues", and subsequently into sumptuous clothes. Cuts, folds, pleats, puffs, and inlays give life to magical creatures: paper armors, fragile yet aggressive.

Her sculpted dresses often take inspiration from nature, architectural elements (curved lines, as in Oscar Niemeyer’s or Zaha Hadid’s projects), or even the old and precious style of Art Nouveau: as the "empty chrysalis of an organism holding its memory".

 

AVAILABLE ARTWORKS:

 
Italia
Italia

Sculpture on paper

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Mai Dire Mao, 2016
Mai Dire Mao, 2016

Sculpture on paper

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Valentina, 2016
Valentina, 2016

Sculpture on paper

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Ventania, 2016
Ventania, 2016

Sculpture on paper 50 x 50 x 90 cm / 16,5 x 19,5 x 35,5 inches

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Raindrops, 2016
Raindrops, 2016

Sculpture on paper 60 x 70 x 80 cm / 23 1/2 x 27 1/2 x 31 1/2 inches

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Argesh, 2016
Argesh, 2016

Sculpture on paper 90 x 90 x 80 cm / 35,5 x 35,5 x 31,5 inches

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Driade, 2016
Driade, 2016

Paper sculpture 90 x 90 x 90 cm / 35,5 x 35,5 x 35,5 inches

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Blue Corset, 2016
Blue Corset, 2016

Sculpture on paper

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Red Inspiration
Red Inspiration

Sculpture on paper

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Ondinea, 2016
Ondinea, 2016

Sculpture on paper 100 x 100 x 90 cm / 39 x 39 x 35,5 inches

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Scarabeo for Fabriano, 2016
Scarabeo for Fabriano, 2016

Sculpture on paper

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Caterina Sforza, 2016
Caterina Sforza, 2016

Sculpture on paper 50 x 50 x 80 cm / 19,5 x 19,5 x 31,5 inches

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Ape Regina, 2016
Ape Regina, 2016

Sculpture on paper 80 x 30 x 130 cm / 31,5 x 12 x 51 inches

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Fluttuante, 2016
Fluttuante, 2016

Sculpture on paper 60 x 70 x 120 cm / 23,5 x 27,5 x 47 inches

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Ex Libris, 2016
Ex Libris, 2016

Sculpture on paper 50 x 60 x 155 cm / 20,5 x 23,5 x 61 inches

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Allocca, 2016
Allocca, 2016

Sculpture on paper 40 x 20 x 30 cm / 16 x 8 x 12 inches

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