Salvatore Alessi’s Oil Paintings Present a ‘Hybrid Reality’

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Italian painter Salvatore Alessi toys with reality and abstraction in his oil works on canvas. These scenes seem to reference and subvert both the physics of the real world and an internal existence. Alessi cites names like Velasquez, Goya, Picasso, Bacon, and Freud as influences.

“My painting is a fusion of various pictorial worlds into one,” Alessi says. “Duality cohabits in harmony. My principal interest is to picture a hybrid reality, media influenced and discommunicated, a visual short circuit creating a parallel world where two or more worlds may coexist exchanging energetically in a continuous dialogue. The references to quantum physics and energy frequencies is a tool to search a hidden and impalpable reality for major completeness.”

Alessi worked as a scenographer, creating theatrical sets for Politeama Theatre of Palermo and working in painting simultaneously. His work has been shown in galleries and museums across the world.

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