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About Claudio Parentela
Claudio Parentela is an illustrator, mail artist, cartoonist, very active in the international underground scene. He collaborates with many, many zines, magazines and with many publishers in Italy and around the world, like: Stripburger, Lavirint, Sunburn, The Cherotic Revolutionary, Chance, Lucid Moon, Malefact, Sick Puppy, Pitchfork, Edgar, Cabezabajo, Que Suerte, Kastello, Mani Art, Pintalo De Verde, Art Life, ApArte, Out, Germinal, Stampa Alternativa, La Cafetiere Editions, The Benway Institute, Phony Lid Publications, Unwound, Moon Magazine, Staplegun, The Lummox Journal, Untergrundblatte, Vitriol, Entmoot, Mineshaft, Evasion, Fagorgo, Kerosene, Lo Sciacallo Elettronico, Balkan Spirit, Liberazione, Net, Don Juan, Arti(e)Rumori, Ultrazine, Rorschach, Ghetto Blaster, Helter Skelter, Emozioni, Gibbering Madness, Bolle di Cartone, Labour of Love, ZZZzine, Bianco D’Uovo, Bries, Ratriot, All About Fucking, Kami Zine, PUS!, Roktober, Bathtub Gin, Experimental Forest, Stardust Memories, Funtime Comix, Spaghetti, Plop, Topaz&Psichedelica, Crimson Leer, Joey and the Black Boots, Blind Man’s Rainbow, The White Buffalo Gazzette, …and many, many other again. During the 1999 he was guest at the Break 21 Festival in Ljubljana(Slovenia).
His strange artworks are in many, many art galleries in the immense web. In these last months he has exhibited his artworks at the association Microcosmo (Torino); at the Girasole (Villa Basilica-Italy); at the Tabula Rasa (Barcellona-Spain); at the Galerie Slaphanger (Amsterdam-Netherlands), and in the next months he’ll exhibit at the Gallery Soqquadro (Rome) and at ‘’La Cueva’’(Milan). He participates in all the mail art projects/shows that he knows.
He collaborates with various labels & bands of industrial, noise, metal, punk music. He has illustrated stories and poems of: Vittorio Baccelli, Lisa Massei, Alberto Rizzi, Cristiano Quadalti, Shannon Colebank, Gavin Burrows, Gary Sneyd, Robert Smith, Michael Kriesel, Mark Sonnenfeld.
For various publishers he has realized some booklets of illustrations and of comics: ’’The Slavering Rat’’ and ’’The Halved Nightmare’’ (Innovation Studio-BGA Comix-Italy), ’’Fashion Robot’’ (David Lasky-Seattle/USA), ’’Stories’’ and ’’Il Bombarolo’’ (Progetto Siderurgiko-Italy), ’’The Sacrificial Lamb and the Hanged Salamander at the Pate 666’’ (Medicina Nucleare-Italy), ’’Claudio Parentela’’ (Romantika Productions-Italy), ’’Eudemoni’’ and ’’Small Black Trilogy’’ (Poems of Alberto Rizzi and of Cristiano Quadalti, illustrations of Claudio Parentela-Criatu Productions-Italy), ’’Jeanne Dark you got Balls’’ and ‘’The Frogs’Ballet’’ (Self-produced), ’’Black Kisses and Other Stories’’ and ’’The Book of Secrets’’ (La Cafetiere Editions-Belgium).
During these 2 last years he is very present on many zines, magazines, art galleries of the mysterious and immense web.