The Bird Tamer
Oil on Canvas, 61 x 50 cm
About the artwork
Starting his artistic career in comic strip and watercolor, the self-taught French artist stylizes his artwork with his surrealistic stroke and a sense of humor. Full of allegory and symbols, the whimsical imagery is more than just the candy for the eyes, but also tastes of sourness and bitterness. Flowers in the paintings indicate the fleetness of life, while girls a homage to femininity and fertility; a sailor cruises to the unknown world with the companion of love, reincarnated as a mermaid; the fisherman, using moonlight and stars as bait, allegorizes the artist who strives to catch people's eye with his peculiar ideas. These emblematic characters, as Pendelio's signature in his artwork, are interacting with the painted fairyland from which they are inseparable. Carefree as they may look, they all have their own stories and are in search of hope and happiness, just as is done in real life.
About the artist
Self-taught artist Christian Pendelio was born in 1967 in Toulouse, France and began his artistic career in comic strips and water colors. His artworks are now presented in Art Gallery particularly in Asia, Hong kong & Singapore since 1994. Christian is famous in turning his canvas into a Magical World of Fairy Tale. He likes to provide a base for the viewer's imagination to expand upon. A stepping stone for us to develop our own story based on our past, present and even our dreams. His artworks has the power to take us into other places and to plumb the depths of our most hidden dreams. Most of his subjects are riding on something in search of love, faith & hope. He paints the scenery into an imagery of love and voyage spiced with witty allegories. The dreamy fairyland and stylized characters intrigue viewers to waves of thoughts. Whimsical and playful, Christian's paintings give a sense of humor and an intriguing after-taste. His paintings have been exhibited in galleries since 1994, and are now in private collections in many places around the world. They can be seen in art galleries, especially in Asia, Hong-Kong, Singapore and in France.Go to Christian Pendelio's profile ›