Born in Busto Arsizio on 13-06-1955, where he still lives and works.
He has years of expressive activities in the field of the painting, the photography, and new media. Also he has worked at the famous canvas of Altomilanese and Etl with Luciano Giaccari.
Among his multiple activities he is currently one of the person in change of the Artelier association, which has carried out for years an important work in helping and integrating people of emotional and relational difficulties through the social animation and art therapy, in collaboration with psychiatric institutions medical.
His art can be considered a post-pop. Using large elaborated printed and embroidered backgrounds, he paints gigantic oil portraits of modern icon, real or symbolic, with a great mystical almost alchemical sense.
Comment on his works
Every face painted by Ceriotti can be read like if it were a landscape of the inner mutations: one could follow the signs on the skin like invisible paths that enter and exit the map of memories; one could touch the muscles of the faces as they were earth sods where the eyes shine of their own light, as cutting blades that enlighten the dullness of the lived life illuminate every other detail in the portrait.
The artist is implacable in getting the maximum of the evidence from every most minor detail. He is skillful in guaranteeing that the look is faithful to the self and more so that the outer aspect of portrait coincides with the inner value of the person, which is holding the truth of the individual: "in interiore homine habitat veritas". Ceriotti is able to include in his portraits signs of the whole humanity, of the human race and its complex contradictions, evoking a collective liberation from the outlines set by the society.
Exhibitions and awards
His artistic talent has taken him to important exhibitions in Italy and abroad. To mention a few:
- ART FAIR – Lugano, Switzerland 1993
- SPECCHIO DELL’ANIMA – New York, USA 1997
- Amersfourt and Theater de Lieve Vrow, Holland 1998
- Gallery Florence Lynch, New York, USA 2000
- Ard Directors Club of Milan, Italy 1998
- MITI D’OGGI, Galleria Mares – Pavia, Italy 2000
- I SANTI, Spazio Cesare da Sesto – Sesto Calende, Italy 2002
- Galleria Affiche, Milano, Italy 2003
- bCA Galleries, Mumbai, India 2005