Alexander Deanesi at the Teodora Gallery
Flamboyant! Alexander Deanesi’s painting offers us shimmering colours, in a universe that oscillates between realism and surrealism, like a modern-day Dalí. His Italian aesthetics is reflected in a recurrent use of oil painting, in the manner of the great masters. Nevertheless, he brings a breath of fresh air inspired by Pop Art and Urban Art, in works where order and chaos mingle, bringing together symbols of Eastern culture and witnesses of Western philosophy.
Alexander Deanesi opens a permanent dialogue between past and present and never ceases to refer to Renaissance painters such as Titian or Dürer, while introducing modern elements such as these robots that he reconciles with Man. In his work Aurora, a cart placed in the centre of the painting, symbolising Art as a tool for awakening consciences, moves around. It stands next to a huge robot, whose intentions do not seem vile. One would think one was in a fairy-tale universe, where nature, men and machines would cohabit in peace. A kind of imaginary and utopian world where everyone finds his balance.