Antonio Forlin is a Sicilian artist from Taormina who founded Don Corleone Objects in 2004 with a specific purpose: that of creating "a-typical" Sicilian objects, by drawing from the ceramic tradition but by also rejecting its patterns and decorations.
His style translates in an explosion of colours, mixed with modern and geometrical lines inspired by Picasso and the Sicilian painter Giovanni De Simone. The artist aims at taking tradition to the next level, where it meets magical and fairytale elements. The result is a variety of objects, all of them with their own original and unique identity.
Antonio has been working with us in PUTIA for a long time, and at the end of summer 2018 we had the pleasure to host one of his pictorial exhibitions, down in our Art Gallery. Antonio always mixes a style inspired by tradition and a contemporary language. Ceramic and painting aren't always clearly separated but get mixed and blend into each other: the painted lines are brought to life and look almost like sculptures, while the sculptures are enhanced by aromatic solutions full of energy and vitality.
On Putia.eu you'll find the page Don Corleone rules, a collection of Antonio Forlin's ceramic work.
Official website: doncorleoneobjects.com