Cesare Berlingeri was born in Cittanova (RC) in 1948 and nowadays he lives and works in Taurianova.
He started painting at a very young age in the studio of Maestro Deleo, a retired teacher of the Accademy of Liegi, Belgium. In 1964 he left his home and moving towards Piedmont in order to dedicate himself to decoration of churches. He began to travel all across Europe and made exchanges with other artists. In 1970 he moved to Rome where he began working as a stage and costume designer for theatre and television. Meanwhile he made experiment with different techniques and different way of painting using also atmospheric agents like wind, rain, fire, and materials as lime, cement, paper, canvas, using this last one not just as a support, but tearing out the real artistic value out of it.
The journey of Berlingery, tuned in with the conceptual and abstract climate of that time, was focused at the beginning on light and on its impalpability, due to a series of operations realized with canvas made of linen creating different plans of action and transparencies, heading towards the pure form.
He will continue to develop the theme of bending material until 1980, a year in which he lived a phase of his life between the conceptual instances and the emerging od the pictorical materia.
The artworks of this years are mostly big canvas, painted with oil colors and industrial enamel.
From 1989 to 1995 he was a professor at the Accademy of Drama Art in Calabria, with whom he collaborates as stage and costumes designer for several plays.
These are artist's words about his work:
"I am constantly researching an art that could be able to evoke secrets without revealing them completely. I understood that sometimes a painting, for an obscure evocative power, obscures itself too".
The first months of the new millennium are important for the meeting with the gallerist Dante Vecchiato, that soon after visiting an exhibition at the Mudima Foundation decides to meet him, because was fascinated by his and personal use of materia and colours.