In Idaho, Maui or Montana, Brent finds greatest satisfaction in watching mirthful birds, listening to the chirps of cricket or the rustling of dried leaves. But nothing could probably surpass the blissful joy he experiences when he anchors his boat midstream listening intently to the burbling of the flowing water. And those moments of joyful existence is translated by him on canvas. The many symphonies of the river captured from dawn to dusk by the artist, sparkling from inside the frame to immerse the audience in perfect tranquillity.
Born in Viterbo, 1966, Carlo Bernardini, started his career in early 1990s with abstract paintings. During the first half of the same decade he also started researching with the 3rd dimension of his work. In 1996 at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome for the XIIth Quadriennale the research saw successful fruition in the work carried out on a more than five-metre board, intervening with pigments and phosphor, creating visual duplicity, the hallmark of Carlo’s. He extensively started experimenting with optical fibre with installations at the Galleria Nazionale della Pilotta in Parma (1998), the environmental project in Reggio Emilia in the spectacular sixteenth-century location of the Chiostri di San Domenico (1999) and the great installation in Padova, realized in via Fiume, at the Palazzo della Ragione (2000). In 2002 Bernardini was invited to the XXth Triennale in Milan and to Sculpture Space, Utica (New York).