El Gato Chimney - "Before the Dawn" - watercolour and gouache on paper - 30 x 40cm (11.8"x15.7")
Watercolour and gouache on paper
30 x 40 cm (11.8" x 15.7")
El Gato Chimney (Italy), a Milan-born artist, counts among his creative preoccupations subjects ranging from alchemy, magic and occultism to popular folklore and primitive and modern art. With an early interest in graffiti and street art, El Gato Chimney developed a sense of storytelling through various media from paint to pencil. He fills his paintings with hidden clues, appealing to the viewer’s imagination and interpretation of the modern world. Animals, real and imagined, describe the vices and the virtues of a world constantly split between a daytime utopia and an unquiet night. Everything from an infinity sign to a deck of cards becomes part of an eclectic mixture of cultures and eras, each whose decipherment imbues his paintings with meaning.