Born in Ferrara, Italy, Daniela Carletti’s artistic journey has been a vibrant tapestry woven with passion, creativity, and a deep connection to nature. Her artistic voyage began to take shape in the late 70s, when she embarked on a quest to explore the realms of painting, sculpture, graphics, and watercolor. Under the guidance of esteemed artists, she honed her skills and techniques over a decade, setting the stage for a remarkable artistic career.
In the 1990s, Carletti’s focus shifted towards plaster relief work, and nature emerged as the central muse of her creations. Her fascination with the unassuming beauty of reeds and wild grasses found along riverbanks and ditches led her to embark on a unique artistic journey. With a meticulous technique she developed, she breathed life into plaster, immortalizing the intricate forms of nature on tarlatan canvas.
Carletti’s artistic prowess didn’t go unnoticed. Her works have graced solo and group exhibitions across Italy, each piece telling a tale of nature’s elegance and resilience. Notably, her journey led her to the IV International Painting Symposium in Odessa in 2007, where her art found a global stage at the Museum of Eastern and Western Art.
The Venice Biennale’s 54th International Art Exhibition in 2011 marked a significant milestone, showcasing her ability to infuse dynamism and vividness into her creations. Her experimentation with Japanese papers on canvas breathed life into leaves, butterflies, orchids, and more, ushering viewers into a realm where colors dance and nature comes alive.
In 2013, Carletti’s art transcended borders, reaching the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi. Her works adorned the walls of prestigious galleries in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates, capturing the hearts of art enthusiasts worldwide.
Carletti’s journey continues, a symphony of exhibitions and expressions that resonate with a profound reverence for nature’s beauty. Her art stands as a testament to her unwavering belief in the timeless connection between humanity and the environment. As she delicately sculpts leaves, captures the essence of butterflies, and portrays the elegance of hummingbirds, Carletti invites us to reflect on our role as stewards of this planet.
From her participation in the Dubai Art Expo 2021 to the Cultural Center-Ministry of Culture and Youth in Umm Al Quwain, Carletti’s creations transcend boundaries, weaving a narrative of hope, awakening, and harmonious coexistence between mankind and nature.
Carletti’s words echo her deep-rooted philosophy: “My poetics is expressed through the representation of nature since the 90s, when I began to collect wild plants and reeds… A poor and forgotten nature, but which if observed carefully can amaze us with its beauty.”
With each stroke of her brush and each delicate touch, Daniela Carletti beckons us to appreciate the symphony of nature’s colors, to embrace its intrinsic beauty, and to embark on a collective journey towards a harmonious future.