Born in Morocco in 1960, from multiple Mediterranean origins Bruno Catalano and his family were constrained to exile in 1975. Landed in Marseille with the hope of a new beginning to his life, and yet he kept the painful memory of this uprooting. Became a sailor by the age of 18, then electrician, he encounter art and clay sculpting when he was 30 through such artists as Rodin, Giacometti, or César. He thereby decides to devote his existence to it.
Noticed for the first time in 2005 at a contemporary art fair by a Parisian gallerist, he evolves from clay to bronze, and sculpted bigger and bigger characters thereby realizing important technical prowess. Nowadays the "Travellers" are part of the most prestigious private collection, and regularly make the object of exposition around the world.