Saturday, November 12, 2011

Presque vu - Atlas of Untold. The new Alessandro Fantini's artbook


"I consider painting my most intimate dominion where pursuing the evocation of what I like to define “mysterium interruptum”, “a suspended mystery”, that is something very similar to the experience of the “presque vu”, “almost seen”, when we feel that we’re about to recall a name or a word without being able to tell it. In fact like the more sensual “coitus interruptus”, the pleasure of this impression relies on the anguished awareness of the unspeakable that only the crystallization of momentum rendered by a painting can deliver to the watcher".

Alessandro Fantini, November 2011

More than a decade of meditative studies around the mysteries of Being projected on canvases, papers and videos, constantly fluctuating between stylistic reminiscences of Flemish masters, symbolism, surrealism and glimpses of neo-realist dimensions tied to waking dream intuitions and self-induced hallucinations; more than 450 artworks generated by an aesthetic Stakhanovism nurtured since the first childhood experiments in comics and anime; more than a simple artist obsessed by his own self-centered realm or the latest artistic trend, Alessandro Fantini has always conceived his creative activity as a privileged “detector” of all the unspeakable and enigmatic realities hidden behind the material as well as spiritual sphere.

Standard edition: http://www.blurb.com/my/book/detail/2645519

Deluxe edition: http://www.blurb.com/my/book/detail/2643746


Presque vu (Deluxe edition) by Alessandro Fantini | Make Your Own Book

The paintings collected in this "Atlas of Untold" are the best proofs that the roads of the mystery lead nowhere but to the silent and swarming cities of Unknown.
Indeed, everything you cannot tell by using words that you have "on the tip of your tongue" is what makes art worth of being admired.

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