Alessandro Malossi

1993 · Italy

Artist biography

Alessandro Malossi is an early career emerging artist, who was born in Italy, like other well-known artists such as Giacomo Rizzo, Florencia Martinez, Sophie Co, Beatrice Pediconi, and Diego Esposito. Alessandro Malossi was born in 1993.

About Alessandro Malossi's works

Alessandro Malossi's work is illustrative of the fields of Pop, Figuration and Digital. Pop art emerged in the 1950s simultaneously across America and Britain, and reached its peak in the 1960s, in a climate of increased consumerism and cultural revolution. Emerging artists felt like they couldn’t connect with the current state of art as it was taught or exhibited in museums, which they deemed too sequestered from their everyday lives. This led them to turn to popular culture as their main subject matter, scandalizing modernist critics. Among a few of the characteristics enumerated by pop artist Richard Hamilton, Pop Art should strive to be young, glamorous, sexy, witty, low-cost and mass produced. While in the United States pop artists were essentially attempting to move away from the deeply personal symbolism of abstract expressionism, in Britain the movement was more focused on the power of American pop-culture imagery, and its influence on the society.

Some world-renowned artists praised for their figurative artworks include Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso or Paul Cézanne. Figurative art is a rather broad category, which can be simply designated as being the farthest from abstract art, since it principally consists of the representation of objects or figures holding a strong reference to reality. Although it can be described as such, Figurative art nonetheless remains highly resourceful and inventive, encompassing a variety of styles and mediums, ranging from Photorealism to Neo-expressionism.

Shortly described, digital Art is art that exploits digital technology or is presented through digital technology - it is sort of a merger between art and technology. As an example, this could include images exclusively produced on computer, or hand-drawn images scanned into a computer and completed using a software program. Digital art can also involve other techniques and mediums. Animations and 3D virtual sculpture renderings are often used, as well as other projects blending more than one technology. The term digital art was first used and seen in the 1980s, where artists started to experiment with computer painting programs. Since its institution, it has popularized new ways to produce art, which Alessandro Malossi has exploited.

Historical Context of Italy

Italy has been tremendously lush in cultural power since the time of the Romans, this classical period has exerted a significant influence on the cultural growth and identity of the country. Italy also embodies the realm of the Renaissance, called 'Rinascita' in Italian, meaning 'rebirth'. The Renaissance has been considered, from the early 1400s, as the first major flowering of cultural sophistication in art, architecture, music, poetry, philosophy and politics since the Middle Ages.

In the modern and contemporary period, Italy was afflicted by the fascism of Mussolini but has nevertheless remained as an important heart for artistic expression, spawning movements such as Futurism, Arte Povera and the Minimalism related to the Zero Movement, as well as the expressive painting of the Transavanguardia. Important Italian artists of the twentieth and twenty first centuries include Giorgio Di Chirico, Giacomo Balla, Giorgio Morandi, Alberto Giacometti, Lucio Fontana, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Francesco Clemente and Mimmo Paladino.

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