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.