“My artworks represent the convergence of parallel worlds,” Alessandro Patrone declares, speaking of his vibrantly physical abstract works. Those works use such varied materials as paint, sand and cardboard — as well as colors ranging from bright reds and yellows to subtle greys and blues — to create images with a distinctive texture and feel. The artist is very good at juxtaposing shades to give his images dynamism and depth. A patch of grey will seem to float over a field of yellow, or muted shades will appear to emerge from beneath brighter ones.
Alessandro Patrone, who lives and works in Turin, Italy, also emphasizes the importance of motion and “circularity” in his work. Circles recur throughout his images, making the abstract patterns feel organic and natural. So while the presence of the artist’s hand is very strong in his works, with paint energetically swirled onto the canvas or dripped over other materials, there is also an elemental feel to them, as if they could have been unearthed from a natural source.