I love you, I hate you

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I love you, I hate you

Alessandro Andreuccetti

Alessandro Andreuccetti

 


About

Alessandro Andreuccetti is born in San Gimignano, Italy, July 28, 1955. He studied art and architecture in Florence and, after graduating, started his job in 1980 as a graphic designer. From 1978 he was interested in watermedia painting, fascinated with this technique and the support of hand-worked paper. He was showing paintings in many italian towns. On 1983 he won the 1th prize at “Concorso nazionale del fumetto e del Fantastico di Prato” and he started to collaborate with Sergio Micheli of University of Siena and the editor Nerbini of Florence to realize comics and illustrations. He published two graphic novels and many illustrations for various books. In parallel with the graphical activity, it continues its artistic surveying searching in the landscapes and the figures taken to model the forms and the colours to amalgamate in new perfectly independent compositions, as it has had way to emphasize the university professor Anna Benvenuti: “…Therefore its paint-brush leads to us, onlooker, between the warm ways of Saint Gimignano, red of history or nocturnal of china, tclose to the forests to butterfly leaves, in the bluesy stormy or the green infinite of the young grain fields. With its chromatics it succeeds, much better than how much it is not possible to the historian, to evoke the thickness of the time inborn in the things, their meant ucronic of compendium. Therefore thanks to the light, before between ‘pieces’ of the creation – also of that artistic one – it expresses the immaterial substance of the duration, the patina of becoming, the essence of the generations that that time they have crossed and lived covering the same places and watching the same colours.”

Location
San Gimignano, Italy
Website
http://www.alessandroandreuccetti.com
http://www.gigarte.com/aandreuccetti
http://andreuccetti-art.tk
Work

Alessandro Andreuccetti is an Italian painter and illustrator who employs acrylic paint, water-color, gouache and ink in his work, displayed on his website and blog. Some of his pieces careen towards the avant-guard, exhibiting conceptual and surreal qualities, but most of his artistic output is situated within the traditional framework of landscape, cityscape and people representation, where he strives to express himself in new perfectly independent compositions. In my opinion, he achieved his goal at least from one aspect: the illusion of space and volume, and in this review I would like to focus on how these features stand out in his haunting land and cityscapes.The artists creative approach to the empty areas on the surface he works with paradoxically enhances the perception of volume and space in the beholders minds eye. He concocts an engaging interplay between active and passive zones and I particularly like the idea of selective passivity, where the nearly blank, discolored parts play a crucial role in enlivening the darker and apparently more substantial regions. This combination reminds me somehow of the negatives we see in photography, and, after a more careful examination, there is indeed something of the photographic negative in these landscapes. As a result, his artwork may be viewed with a double standard but in the best possible meaning of the phrase.Consequently, the spring lightweight florals, the denser groves and the concrete structures, they all exhibit a reassuring sense of style and its technical opposite. Moreover, the artist even-handedly combines these themes, placing dainty buds near formidable buildings or deep inside wide landscapes. Slopes and curves, either imaginary or real, further emphasize the sense of space, particularly pastoral even the cityscapes appear to be stifled by the approaching growth; perhaps this is why the buildings look so abandoned. On the other hand, the inhabitants might just have gone outside to enjoy the flora, and understandably so.To reiterate, the artist demonstrates adroit utilization and deep understanding of space, to the point of ability to manipulate it: to play and toy with it. He offers breathtaking vistas with an easy hand, and with an almost ironic, and somehow wise touch. He doesnt tackle the theme, but rather approaches it carefully and assuredly, as if space itself were a frightened and alert wild antelope; he nets it with his brush and the concept behind it. The painters style impresses with both lightness and compositional range and solidity: he is a universal artist not only because of the multiple media he works with, but due to what he achieves with it as well.(Critique by Ilya Shifrin)

 

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