PRIMO MARELLA GALLERY

Alessandro Sicioldr

26 May - 27 July 2022

Alessandro Sicioldr

ALESSANDRO SICIOLDR

Il Maestro, la Voce, la Luce 

26th May – 26th July, 2022

Opening: 26 May 2022

6 pm

 

Primo Marella Gallery is pleased to present for the second time the solo show by the Italian artist Alessandro Sicioldr.
Born in Tuscania (Italy) in 1990, Alessandro Bianchi - Sicioldr starts his training in his father’s studio, where he learns techniques and materials of painting and drawing. From Surrealism he takes the irrationality and the exploration of the human psyche, while from Symbolism he draws the dreamlike dimension. For what concerns the use of colours, light and minute details, he is clearly inspired by Mannerism and Flemish painters. Sicioldr’s works represent his own interiority and subconscious. His paintings are immersed in an either contemplative or chaotic atmosphere, where out of time mysterious figures solemnly fill in the space, which is an undefined “somewhere else”, full of enigmas. What we cannot properly define and understand in words is skilfully imprinted on the canvas. This becomes the essential mean to tell the viewer about visions that would be indescribable otherwise.
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 Sicioldr's artworks are not limited to producing images as extrapolations of the unconscious, as it happens, for example, in the tradition of surrealism. Each of his works is the enactment of a story, with elusive and mysterious contents; the mechanism that regulates these stories has its own precise internal coherence, which we are not allowed to explore but it is guaranteed to us by the clarity of the compositional structure of each painting. The refined pictorial quality, almost neo-fifteenth-century, is a further factor that on the one hand produces a nearly enveloping fascination in the viewer, on the other it establishes a distance, intangibility, separateness between the world that makes itself visible through the work and whoever faces it. Where Sicioldr's imagination came from is a question that inevitably intrigues and mobilizes a historical-critical eye. We therefore like to think that the impressions generated by the Etruscan tombs frescoes of the contiguous Tarquinia have left a mark due to their syncretistic nature, which allows to hold together narration and rituality, the East and the Roman world. Moreover, the flatness of the Etruscan painting is functional to express the vividness of the images, which Sicioldr always pursues with great determination and accuracy. Later on, upon this “identitarian” matrix, many influences produced by other core visual experiences, such as those with Bosch and Carpaccio, are grafted. From Bosch derives that triggering energy capable of imagining stunning but also bizarre additions to noted and familiar shapes; from Carpaccio the calm strength to enclose inside of a visual order that unknown impetus which stories carry with them. The importance of the “untimely” ones as masters of the magical Realism (in particular in Sicioldr a fascination for the suspended world of Antonio Donghi is perceived) or the great De Chirico. As a matter of facts with the artist from Tuscania we face a leap of genre compared to these key experiences; in fact he lands to what can be defined as “fantasy realism”. Sicioldr’s world, borrowing the terms used by Nietzsche in his Zarathustra, is a world as seen through “trans-mundane” eyes; which inevitably raises the issue of what weight, due to direct experience or contamination, the imagery of fantasy literature, extremely important to today’s cultural production, carries in his artwork. 
 

- from the critical text curated by Giuseppe Frangi 

La Grande Sposa (Sold)

Alessandro Sicioldr

La Grande Sposa (Sold)
2021
Oil on linen
175 x 185 cm

La Grande Sposa (Sold)
2021 - Oil on linen - 175 x 185 cm

Finzione

Alessandro Sicioldr

Finzione
2021
Oil on linen
100 × 120 cm

Finzione
2021 - Oil on linen - 100 × 120 cm

Il Fantoccio

Alessandro Sicioldr

Il Fantoccio
2021
Oil on linen
70 × 50 cm

Il Fantoccio
2021 - Oil on linen - 70 × 50 cm

Il Gioco Notturno

Alessandro Sicioldr

Il Gioco Notturno
2021
Oil on linen
150 × 200 cm

Il Gioco Notturno
2021 - Oil on linen - 150 × 200 cm

Il Maestro o La Voce

Alessandro Sicioldr

Il Maestro o La Voce
2021
Oil on linen
90 × 70 cm

Il Maestro o La Voce
2021 - Oil on linen - 90 × 70 cm

Il Pozzo

Alessandro Sicioldr

Il Pozzo
2021
Oil on linen
60 × 80 cm

Il Pozzo
2021 - Oil on linen - 60 × 80 cm

Il Sognatore

Alessandro Sicioldr

Il Sognatore
2021
Oil on linen
50 × 70 cm

Il Sognatore
2021 - Oil on linen - 50 × 70 cm

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Alessandro Sicioldr

L'Oggetto Nascosto
2021
Oil on linen
50 × 60 cm

L'Oggetto Nascosto
2021 - Oil on linen - 50 × 60 cm

La Lezione

Alessandro Sicioldr

La Lezione
2021
Oil on linen
105 × 80 cm

La Lezione
2021 - Oil on linen - 105 × 80 cm

La Maga

Alessandro Sicioldr

La Maga
2021
Oil on linen
70 × 90 cm

La Maga
2021 - Oil on linen - 70 × 90 cm

La Parola

Alessandro Sicioldr

La Parola
2021
Oil on linen
120 × 150 cm

La Parola
2021 - Oil on linen - 120 × 150 cm

La Prova

Alessandro Sicioldr

La Prova
2021
Oil on linen
40 × 70 cm

La Prova
2021 - Oil on linen - 40 × 70 cm

Sonnambuli

Alessandro Sicioldr

Sonnambuli
2021
Oil on linen
140 × 240 cm

Sonnambuli
2021 - Oil on linen - 140 × 240 cm

Incoronazione

Alessandro Sicioldr

Incoronazione
2022
Oil on linen
130 × 190 cm

Incoronazione
2022 - Oil on linen - 130 × 190 cm

Silenzio, Piccolo Re

Alessandro Sicioldr

Silenzio, Piccolo Re
2022
Oil on linen
45 × 40 cm

Silenzio, Piccolo Re
2022 - Oil on linen - 45 × 40 cm

Portaluce

Alessandro Sicioldr

Portaluce
2022
Oil on linen
90 × 140 cm

Portaluce
2022 - Oil on linen - 90 × 140 cm