I was introduced to Ernesto Caivano in Pam Longobardi’s graduate seminar class during my time at Georgia State University. Our semester long assignment was to create a taxonomy of contemporary artists. During this challenging assignment I was introduced to many interesting and important artists. Of them all, Ernesto Caivano drew a linear language that spoke the clearest to me and my art practice.
Caivano’s drawings have a natural balance between:
less/more, detail/lack of detail, realism/abstraction, and shape/line.
His work is incredibly detailed and (seemingly) time-consuming. I admire Caivano’s attention to all aspects of his drawings, and the time he must make for them.
Time is a funny/terrible thing. How is it some people barely have time to sleep, while other people are able to chase their passions?
I am working very hard to be able to have the time I need to draw like I need to draw. I respect Ernesto Caivano because he has figured himself out in regards to the time he gives his art.
Here are some links to learn more about Ernesto Caivano:
Caivano's website - currently under construction
Images of Caivano’s art – from Google image search
Richard Heller gallery - represents Caivano
Guild & Greyshkul gallery – works/bio/press of Caivano
Frieze Magazine – article on Caivano’s drawings
I invite you to investigate Caivano and his art on your own. The story behind his drawings is quite interesting, and worth investigating.