Thursday, January 1, 2009

The Sinovial Gaze - The Art of Alessandro Fantini

Alessandro Fantini's imagination knows no bounds: his visions have their own story, their own world and their silent messages a truly singular creation. - Jean Michel Jarre, world-wide renown composer, author of million-selling albums such as Oxygene and Equinoxe

"The Sinovial Gaze - The Art of Alessandro Fantini" embodies the first attempt at gathering more than a decade of creative and hallucinative experiences lived by the multimedianic italian artist Alessandro Fantini in an unique visual ride along more than one hundred luxuriant color illustrations. The book depicts the progression of Fantini's quest for the medianic rendition of his most inner pulsions and visions. Since the early 90s, with the discovery of the oil painting and the surrealist concepts, his artworks higlight a turbulent tension towards the cinematic and narrative syntaxes that will soon led him to deal with shortmovies, novels, comics, videoart and music languages. The book is structured into three sections which explore chronologically the pictorial and graphic dimensions of his visionary craftmanship.

Among the featured artworks there are the David Lynch's portrait (below right) displayed at the London Brick Lane Gallery, the erotic oil on wood board "O.B.E." featured in the Fantini's selfportrait printed on the Jean Michel Jarre's AERO album booklet, the celebrative painting of the Jarre's "Oxygene" 30th anniversary, the canvas Memories of Dreamsinspired by Blade Runner, and the tribute to Stanley Kubrick personally donated to his wife Christiane Kubrick. Comments and notes by the artist himself, Jean Michel Jarre, Charles de Lauzirika, Claudio Castellini, Lorenzo Fantini, Samuel Toole.

Printed: Paperback book, 130 pages, 7.44" x 9.68", perfect binding, white interior paper (80# weight), full-color interior ink, white exterior paper (90# weight), full-color exterior ink

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"Alessandros devotion to oil and canvas has rewarded us we with enough medianic meditations on the nature of the human mind to keep us transfixed for many years to come. His discipline and persistence from early childhood through his teens and now into his adulthood has taken the viewer on an incredible journey through an isolated landscape that invites dialogue, challenges preconceptions of existence, and teases us with sexual imagery that writhes through both foreground and background." Lorenzo Fantini excerpt from the foreword

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