Facetime, Acrylic on Canvas, 40 x 32 ins
Janus-faced, Acrylic on Canvas, 40 x 32 ins
Mad Man
Mad Man, Acrylic on Canvas, 28 x 20 ins
Twilight, Acrylic on Canvas, 20 x 16 ins
Mangled Badger
Mangled Badger, Acrylic on Canvas, 40 x 30 ins
Decked Out
Decked Out, Acrylic on Canvas, 40 x 30 ins
Wild West Way
Wild West Way, Acrylic on Canvas, 48 x 32 ins

Artist Ciano, Cork

Ciano is an up and coming Irish Abstract Artist from Cork, Ireland. Ciano has always been interested in Art and demonstrated his talent from an early age. He studied Art and Art Appreciation in College and has enjoyed numerous awards for his Art work and Photography work.

After putting down his brushes for 16 years it wasn't until 2011 that Ciano began to paint and draw again due to the economic downturn and having being made redundant from his job.

Like many people across the Country the Recession forced people to stop, think and reassess their lives and how they wanted to live "I felt like it was a sign - I now had the time and opportunity to do something I had always been passionate about but lost it on the way."

After finding work on the Job bridge scheme as an Art Gallery Studio Assistant and Framer for Belinda Northcote Designs in the Shanagarry Design Centre, Cian also began to take Art classes with painter Phil Davis who had an Art Studio across from Belinda. Being in a positive creative environment and being surrounded with creative minds made a huge contribution to relight Ciano's passion for Art again and he quickly started to immerse himself into it by learning and experimenting with different styles and new techniques.

Today Ciano paints and draws with Acrylic, Pastels and Mixed Media, mostly in abstract expressionist, experimental and modern styles, with influences that include DeKooning, Pollock, Van Gogh, and Frank Kline.

Ciano's inspiration comes in the form of raw moments and instant ideas. He likes to diversify his styles making each piece different to the other.

Ciano has already sold some of his pieces to private collectors and has a permanent piece on display in Gallagher's Pub Cork City. He exhibited twice at The Shanagarry Design Centre in and most recently had the opportunity for a solo exhibit at Lishh Café in Cork City. He has also received praise for his artwork from Irish UFC Star Conor McGregor and award winning actor Tom Vaughn Lawlor.

"As an artist I now feel that I have total freedom in what I am doing right now. My goal is to create a unique experience for each individual viewer, enabling a single work to ultimately manifest a multitude of thoughts and emotions rather than 'you get what you see' type of artwork."