Dismiss any preconceived ideas of fine art as you
step into the mindset of Celia Calle. Calle's art aesthetic is strangely
alluring and undeniably powerful. Her awesome images are ominous, commanding,
sometimes warped, but always spiced with a generous injection of humor,
in keeping with the artist's effervescent personality.
in Boston, MA, raised by aliens, Celia Calles passion in creativity
was distinct at a very early age. Her inspirations arrives from a wide
range of collective entities, from selective works of Salvador Dali's
surrealist reality to graphic novel art; from classic films to mainstream
worlds of Fashion; underground music to old school animation.
After moving to New York in 1993 to study
School of Design, Calle originally intended to pursue a career
in costume and accessory design, but she was continuously drawn to fine
art and illustration.
Upon graduation with a BFA and Design Scholarship
Awards for outstanding student in Fashion Design, The NYC-based artist
worked on expanding her portfolio of artwork. Calle was commissioned to
illustrate wall-size posters for Jean-Paul Gaultier
showroom, as well as working with designers Calvin
Klein Collection, Tommy
Hilfiger and portfolio presentations with numerous
design firms. She then decided to exhibit her work publicly.
Calle exhibited in New York's legendary
Sound Factory nightclub in October 1994. The response was
so over whelming she was invited to put on another show just three months
later. The shows piqued the interest of the press and led to Calle-illustrated
fashion essays in several magazines as well with
MTV Networks, multiple publications with ESPN
Sports Magazine. Calles latest ad campaigns with Adidas
Sport, and Coors,
is just the beginning of her long term goals and ambition.
Having recently completed a series of cover
art for DC
Comics mini-series American
Virgin (Issues #15-23), and cover art for
Virgin Comics "John
Woo's 7 Brothers" and "Dave
Stewart's Walk-In", Calle continues on with her mad skills
in Editorial and Commercial work alike,. as she currently works on her
own comics and seeking opportunities in creating a fresh look in traditional
animation with cgi medium which she says, will somehow bring the
characters that's been living in my mind to life...