Alessandro Tofanelli

Works

Present in our gallery since 2014.

The act of painting by Alessandro Tofanelli is the age-old mastery of tecnique; all these factors together commune with a modern interpretation which is born of today, of the instantaneousness of a forgotten memory, isolated, silent, free. It is precisely silence, be cause his paintings are not merely to be seen but also to be listened: a silence of what is immobile, slowly built up by colour, of what is so loved as to be unapproachable, sacred, not of this world. His poetic imagination find its place, recognises its "humos" and is drawn into a rigorous balance of form and at the same time imaginative. His paintings are "landscape portraits" not portraits in the literal sense, but images characterised by an infinite number of physiognomical variations, by theatrical lighting specific for that artificial scene, conducted by a skillful director and the result of a unique intellectual operation. Portraits of non-existent landscape, fruit of stratification of images dear to the artist, images composed of memories, elaborated again by the art of memory. Tofanelli is a romantic who takes his time. His brush strokes accentuate each blade of grass, each branch of a tree, each flower in a meadow in way that is a soft and mottled. It is as if he caressing the nature he loves with complete tenderness. This quality is revealed in a moltitude of ways, where he sees beauty in the simple, elegance of nature. His paintings inspire a feeling of tranquility and us can only observe, with discretion, the details and "listen to" that spontaneous and slowly uncontainable creative force which characterizes each detail of the his paintings.