Claudio Parentela

Claudio Parentela is a painter, illustrator, mail artist, and cartoonist who resides in Italy and is very active in the international underground scene. He collaborates with many zines, magazines and with publishers in Italy and around the world, such as: Stripburger, Lavirint, Sunburn, The Cherotic Revolutionary, Chance, Lucid Moon, Pitchfork, Mani Art, Unwound, Moon Magazine, Staplegun, The Lummox Journal, Bathtub Gin, Experimental Forest ,Stardust Memories, and The White Buffalo Gazzette among dozens more. In 1999 he was guest at the Break 21 Festival in Ljubljana (Slovenja). His strange artworks are in many art galleries across the World Wide Web. Most recently, he has exhibited art at the Association Microcosmo (Torino ); at the Girasole(Villa Basilica-Italy); at the Tabula Rasa (Barcellona-Espain); at the Galerie Slaphanger(Amsterdam- ), and has future exhibitions planned at the Gallery Soqquadro(Rome) and at ''La Cueva''(Milan). In addition, Parentela ollaborates with various musicians and record labels in the areas of industrial, noise, metal, and punk music. He has illustrated stories and poems of: Vittorio Baccelli, Lisa Massei, Alberto Rizzi, Cristiano Quadalti, Shannon Colebank, Gavin Burrows, Gary Sneyd, Robert Smith, Michael Kriesel and Mark Sonnenfeld. He has published several books of comics and illustrations including: The Slavering Rat and The Halved Nightmare (Innovation Studio-BGA Comix-Italy); Fashion Robot (David Lasky-Seattle/USA). Stories and Il Bombarolo (Progetto Siderurgiko-Italy); The Sacrificial Lamb and the hanged Salamander at the Patè 666' (Medicina Nucleare-Italy); Claudio Parentela '(Romantika Productions-Italy); Eudemoni and Small Black Trilogy (Poems of Alberto Rizzi and of Cristiano Quadalti, illustrations of Claudio Parentela-Criatu Productions-Italy); Jeanne Dark you got Balls and The Frogs' Ballet (Self-produced); Black Kisses and Other Stories and The Book of Secrets (La Cafetiere Editions-Belgium). Cladio Parentela may be reached at

To purchase prints or merchandise with Parentela's images, please visit his Gallery (Italian) or his Cafe Shop.


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