Ross Caliendo's "Horizon Pupil": A Vibrant Exploration of Ecological Remixing

Written by Astrid Birnbaum by Alicia

Ross Caliendo's inaugural European solo exhibition, “Horizon Pupil,” is currently on display at LOYAL in
Stockholm, running from September 14th to October 21st.

Caliendo's artistry seamlessly combines vibrant energy and the tranquility of landscape painting, resulting in a captivating visual experience. In “Horizon Pupil,” Caliendo takes us on a journey through intensely colorful environments, creating compositions that are the result of careful thought and instinctive gestures. His studio work transforms canvases into emotional landscapes, blending the technical aspects of painting with a deep appreciation for the human experience. Los Angeles, where Caliendo has called home for more than a decade, plays an essential role in his creative process. While his compositions aren't tied to specific locations, the city's energy fuels his imaginative landscapes. His art draws from the natural world, with plants, animals, and foliage adorning his canvases. For Caliendo, creating art is like navigating a winding path, leading to the essence of each image's “soul” - a vibrant and pulsating core that defines his work. Caliendo's artwork spans the vastness of the sky to the serenity of the sea, but it often finds its home in the lush landscapes between. Over the past decade, he has transitioned from abstract art to a more naturalistic style while preserving elements of his earlier work. This shift allows viewers to explore diverse narratives while still experiencing the vivid, dreamlike qualities of the natural world. In “Horizon Pupil,” Ross Caliendo invites us to embark on a journey through his unique blend of ecological remixing and artistic expression. His lush landscapes are not just paintings; they are portals into a world where nature and human emotion coexist harmoniously, leaving viewers with a sense of wonder and enchantment that lingers long after leaving the gallery. This exhibition marks a significant milestone in Caliendo's career, as his first European solo showcase, promising to make a lasting impact on the global art scene.