ROBERTO ALFANO – Tigre Urbana series

Screenprint monotype
70 x 100 cm, 2022
Old Mill paper, 300 g. / Fabriano Tiepolo 100% cotton paper 295 g.

3 different series, check out the MORE INFO box to know more

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Roberto Alfano

Roberto Alfano was born in Lodi in 1981. He has developed an interest in art since the mid-nineties. Over the years this interest will become an obsessive passion for drawing and painting. A mix of characters and styles are combined in surreal situations, which can clearly be seen in the first pencil drawings: front-faced, full-figured naked men wearing only 3D glasses, dramatic scenes with an erotic setting, or ambiguous psychological situations. The continuous variations in style, technique, and stroke, make Alfano’s work difficult to be described, as it changes as soon as it reaches a result. The artist's goal is the experimentation itself, with its playful and existential dimension, often engaged with children, adolescents, and physically or mentally challenged people, interpreting art as a universal therapy; a non-authoritarian Art, which involves every moment of one’s existence. His primary sources of inspiration still are children's drawings and the mentally ill patients' drawings; post-impressionist painters such as Henry Matisse and Paul Gaugin; Expressionist painters; low-fi and post-graffiti culture. Ph.credits: Pietro Cocco  

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“The monotype technique adapts perfectly to a spontaneous/impulsive pictorial approach. During my residency at Varsi Lab, I had the opportunity to experiment, thanks to intense printing sessions with 56Fili, the hybrid solution between monotype and screenprint. This interdisciplinary work led to the realization of the first series of prints “Due Teste di Figure Antropomorfe“/“Tigre Urbana”. The process, dynamic and at times frenetic, leaves ample room for the gesture, indeed it is resolved in the impulsive gesture. This, integrated with the “composure” of screen printing, allowed me to contain the chaotic nature of the composition into clear and defined forms. “Tigre Urbana” is in some way a tribute to Antonio Ligabue, transposed into the contemporary world; the feral forced in the urban reality that rediscovers authenticity when it leaves a mark in its habitat when it re-appropriates the suffocating spaces of some humanized contexts. In short, this series of monotypes has been a pretext for experimenting with new techniques and finding creative solutions to the limits imposed by screen printing, which opens up new artistic research in the field of printing.” Roberto Alfano

A-L: Series of 10
M-N: Series of 2
O-S: Series of 5

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