Alessandro Carnevale is an Italian artist who has dedicated his particular art to the expressive possibilities of industrial archeology.
The post industrial landscape became, in the meantime, a metaphysical and terribly concrete place, where memories chase the flotsam of heavy industrialization. The wounds of pollution, the fatigue of several generations of workers, the hypocrisy of an unsustainable energetic model: all of these things remain silent in the decayed greatness of discarded factories. Factories like churches, cathedrals of a lost world: a place where he’s tried to create a post-apocalyptic landscape inhabited by ghosts of the 20th Century.
From a technical point of view, he’s perfected the arts of engraving, sandblasting and lithography: using these skills he’s developed his own technique, beginning with painting on different metallic surfaces exploiting alchemical reactions.
In the Iron Series, the rust naturally produces amazing textures on the metal: Alessandro Carnevale hase managed to control the oxidized iron in order to create a portrait of this “Metallic Disgrace”, the same material contained in the remains of the abandoned factories.