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alessandro pierattini
updated: 01/17/2010
 
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
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horror vacui n.6 detail
face n.70
face n.83
face n.71
face n.19
face n.148
face n.66
face n.79
face n.86
face n.87
face n.88
horror vacui n.4
horror vacui n.5
horror vacui n.6
frames from animation film Recordare
 
Portfolio Keywords:  architecture, anatomy, figurative, identity, portraiture
 
 
horror vacui n.6 detail by alessandro pierattini
horror vacui n.6 detail
marker on linen
2009
80 " x  88 " 
face n.70 by alessandro pierattini
face n.70
ink, oil pastel on sandpaper.
2007
11,8" x  8,2" 
face n.83 by alessandro pierattini
face n.83
graphite, graphite powder on paper.
2007
11,8" x  8,2" 
face n.71 by alessandro pierattini
face n.71
graphite, charcoal, acrylic on paper.
2007
11,8" x  8,2" 
face n.19 by alessandro pierattini
face n.19
graphite and clay powder on paper.
2007
11,8" x  8,2" 
face n.148 by alessandro pierattini
face n.148
ink, clay powder on paper.
2007
11,8" x  8,2" 
face n.66 by alessandro pierattini
face n.66
graphite and clay powder on paper.
2007
11,8" x  8,2" 
face n.79 by alessandro pierattini
face n.79
graphite powder, acrylic on paper.
2007
11,8" x  8,2" 
face n.86 by alessandro pierattini
face n.86
ink on paper.
2007
11,8" x  8,2" 
face n.87 by alessandro pierattini
face n.87
acrylic, ink on paper.
2007
11,8" x  8,2" 
face n.88 by alessandro pierattini
face n.88
graphite, ink, graphite powder on paper.
2007
11,8" x  8,2" 
horror vacui n.4 by alessandro pierattini
horror vacui n.4
marker on linen
2009
80 " x  55 " 
horror vacui n.5 by alessandro pierattini
horror vacui n.5
marker on linen
2009
80 " x  55 " 
horror vacui n.6 by alessandro pierattini
horror vacui n.6
marker on linen
2009
80 " x  55 " 
frames from animation film Recordare by alessandro pierattini
frames from animation film Recordare
print on paper
2009
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement

The common thread throughout my art research is drawing, which is cross referring to all the expressions of human activity; drawing can be both ‘language’ (insofar as it allows to communicate on the basis of a code) and ‘trace’ of a gesture, and in this sense it is deeply rooted in the primitive bodily movements.

If the conceptual purpose (which is clearly visible in planning drawings, whether referred to a piece of architecture, to an installation or to a film storyboard) and the expressive-gestural approach contribute, to a different degree, to define the ‘character’ of a drawing, the space it defines has to do with the unbounded space of thought: the concept of bounds–limit comes into play, which drawing engages in a constant dialogue.

I began tackling the concept of ‘limit’ by drawing a series of portraits (200 mixed media faces on A4 paper format, to be installed all together ain which ths a single wall installation) and figures (Ecce Homo, 100 mixed media figures represented in a moment of metamorphosis or implosion/explosion) e silhouette is continuously trespassed or erased by the pictorial me­dium, or the outline and the consistency of the shape are generated by accumulation of marks.

In my cycle “Horror Vacui” as well as in my video “Recordare” I explore the baroque aesthetics, re-interpreting themes such as the Vanitas and boarding between historical reference and symbolism.

Besides drawing, I’ve been working on this issue through experimental videoanimation, and I am currently committed to a videoanimation project based on Mozart’s Requiem KV626 in collaboration with videoartist Leonardo Carrano.

alessandropierattini@tiscali.it

Artist Bio / CV

Alessandro Pierattini (Naples, 1978) graduated in Architecture in Rome before working on painting, illustration, videoanimation and installation. The core of his artwork is drawing, through which he explores the expressive qualities of the human figure. Based in Rome, he’s taken part to exhibitions in Italy and abroad.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2009

- Biennale di Venezia. 66.Mostra internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica.

- National Museum for Graphic Arts, Rome, Prospettiva Mobile, curated by B. di Marino and A. Renzitti.

- Spazio Oberdan, Milan, Invideo 2009, International Exhibition of Video Art and Cinema Beyond; curated by S. Lischi.

- Rome International Film Festival; Fisheye, international experimental film & video festival, curated by Bruno di Marino.

- Indipendent Film Show, Fondazione Morra, Naples. The rythms of absolute cinema, curated by R. Morra.

2008

- Spazio Oberdan, Milan, Invideo 2008, International Exhibition of Video Art and Cinema Beyond; curated by S. Lischi.

- Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, Real Presence 2008 II ; curated by B. Tomic, D. Denegri.

- House of Legacy Cultural Center, Real Presence 2008 I, Belgrade (Serbia); curated by B. Tomic, D. Denegri.

2007

- Rome International Film Festival; Videoart program curated by B. di Marino.

- Fondazione Alda Fendi, Rome; Attori-Spettatori, curated by B. di Marino.

- Filmstudio 2007, Rome; Videoart program curated by B. di Marino.

-10th Istanbul Biennial – Floating Sites, Garajistanbul, Istanbul (Turkey); curated by B. Tomic, D. Denegri.

RESIDENCIES/WORKSHOPS

2009 – Salzburg Summer Academy; Lia & Dan Perjovschi class of Drawing and Installation.

2008 - Real Presence 2008 - Belgrade (Serbia)/Museo di Rivoli (Italy); International Workshop for young artists.

2007 - KAUS - International Centre of art engraving, Urbino; Chalcography techniques advanced course.

2007 - Real Presence 2007 - Floating Sites, Istanbul; International Workshop for young artists.

Interview on: Exibart online

http://www.exibart.com/notizia.asp/IDNotizia/21132/IDCategoria/203