Born to Sicilian parents in Tübingen, Germany and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Blandino studied art and design at the city’s local colleges and began a successful career as a freelance illustrator, working with architects, designers, and advertising agencies. In 2002, Blandino shifted his focus to fine art.
Balndino’s paintings display direct, sensual, lascivious expressions of color, movement and shape. His last exhibition showed the range and variety of his palette; vibrant colors, charged movement, and the recognition of beauty as the most significant marker in the evolution of human consciousness.
His work has been exhibited in New York, Palm Beach, Naples, Stockholm, Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto and his beloved Montreal. He has conducted summer workshops at Von Liebig Art Center of Naples, Florida, and taught drawing for many years at Dawson College on the interrelations between nature, beauty and the origins of humanity.
Kindred Spirits: Hunt Slonem and Carmelo Blandino
A Conversation On Creativity: Endocepts & Exocepts
Naples Florida Weekly
Annual art event raises record amount for CCCR