Hourglass | salvatore alessi.
I am a figurative painter, and to create my paintings, I use photographs of reality that I transform and reinterpret. I have apainting technique faded and material at the same time that I alternately, in the same painting, to emphasize drama. My paintings tend to seem surreal, but it is not wanted by me! Obviously I instilled in my work what I see in the deep, for me, not surreal but real.
Salvatore Alessi was born in Sicily in 1974. After the Art school, he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Palermo, specializing in scenography. Then he started working as a scenographer: he made theatrical sets for the Politeama Theatre of Palermo, and the Massimo of Catania. At the same time pursuing his passion for painting and also deals with film. He starts working as an assistant designer for several films. In 2006 he devoted himself to painting professionally, permanently exposing at Il Polittico Gallery of Rome and Libra Contemporary Art of Catania and with the latter, he has participated in two group exhibitions curated by noted art critic and curator of the Italian Pavilion of the Venice Biennale Beatrice Buscaroli. At the beginning of 2009 he was a finalist in the “Premio Arte” Award, in 2010 had his first solo-exhibition in 2010 and in 2011 had finished among the finalists of Lissone Award.
In the same year he shot, as director, his first film , titled ” A New Man.” co-produced by Zerocento and solutions with the collaboration of the Sicilian Region – 7/TUR and Film Commission Sicilian Region of Cultural Heritage Department, Permanent Education and environmental.
He exhibited in numerous national and international exhibitions including “Il mito del vero” at Palace Durini in Milan, “La leggerezza nello sport e nell’arte” at ” HomeItaly”, “I quattro elementi” in Catania and “Venti anni” in Rome. Has been reported to the fifty-fourth Venice bien. For the Gallery “Il Polittico” participates in the exhibitions calendar 2012/2013. In 2013 participates in the exhibition dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi, entitled “St. Francis and the places of his journey”, which took place in Assisi at the Gallery “Le Logge”, the same exhibition was held in Orvieto and in Naples. In the year 2013, he has a solo exhibition at the Museo diocesano in Piazza Armerina and join at contemporary art festival “Locus Animae” that every year takes place in the city of Jesolo. In 2014 at the prestigious Palazzo Incontro in Rome and at the Studio Gallery MOCA of Rome, he participated in the exhibition entitled “Dark Green-Bright Green” environmental theme and focused primarily on the beauty of a balanced relationship between man and the environment and nature. With the Gallery “Forni” in Bologna participates in “Art Factory”, established contemporary art fair in the national and international scene that takes place every year at the trade fair “Le Ciminiere” in Catania. Later takes part in the exhibition entitled ” Dal Salso all’Aretusa: fertilità visive” to be held at the Palazzo Moncada in Caltanissetta. Participates in the exhibition of figurative art “1946-2016 100 years Italian boxing” organized by Coni and the Italian Boxing Federation at Palagio di Parte Guelfa in Florence with planned stops in the most important Italian cities, landing finally in the Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro in 2016. In September 2014 created a solo exhibition at the Exhibition Space of Francesco Siracusa in Agrigento, Sicily. With the International Gallery “NeoArtGallery”, which is based in Rome and Istanbul, took part in the historic exhibition “Imagine Art Fair” in Reggio Emilia, dedicated to contemporary and modern art. In November 2014 with the Galleria Forni exhibited at the exhibition of Contemporary Art in Strasbourg, France. In April 2015 he took part in a group exhibition at the “1462 contemporary Art Gallery” of Izmir, Turkey. Shortly after to attend another exhibition organized at the new “Catania art gallery” in Catania. In August 2015 he participated in the “Resistance and the Contemporary” exhibition of contemporary art for the seventieth of Liberation in Reggio Emilia prepared by the project ARS Art Resistance Shoah. In September 2015 a new collaboration with Studio A Gallery Modern Art Gallery in Catania. A November 2015 participates in the 25th edition of the art fair “Artist 2015” international exhibition in Istanbul in collaboration with Neo Art Gallery. From 2016 begins the important collaboration with the American gallery RJD Gallery located in the Hamptons (New York) which participates in “Art Hamptons Fair”. Premio Combat Prize finalist in 2016. At the Academy of Romania in Rome participates at “Open Spaces 2016”. In September participates in the exhibition entitled: “Migration: cultural contamination between peoples” at the Palace of the Arsenale in Iseo. It ‘a forthcoming solo exhibition at Como and collaboration in Paris. http://www.salvatorealessi.altervista.org | https://www.facebook.com/salvatore.alessi.792 | http://instagram.com/salvalessi