Carlo Cane's misty landscapes appear as if in a beautiful dream, but through the thick fog exists something sinister and unappealing. The Italian artist, featured here on our blog, is distraught about how we are treating our environment and the implications of our growing disconnection to nature. But rather than focus on images of loss, he expresses his concern by presenting us with bewildering and surreal portrayals of nature in its most vigorous and alluring state. Cane recently shared his new paintings in an email to Hi-Fructose, in which he explores the possibilities of our future, while taking a note from our past.
An optimist at heart, Carlo Cane will debut a new series of bright, nature-inspired oil paintings for his solo show, "Still Possible," opening at RezArte Contemporanea in Reggio Emilia, Italy on February 14. The artist frequently takes to nature for inspiration. While his previous work warned about the perils of environmental destruction, his latest paintings feature cheerful, yet surreal images of bright flowers and furry creatures. "If we all want it together, it is still possible to save this wonderful and fantastic planet Earth," wrote Cane in an email to Hi-Fructose. Take a look at some of the work in the show below.