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Between 2009 and 2014 I've directed three indipendent movies in three different cities, "Nepente" filmed in Rome, "EDOnism" in Tokyo and "New York, a venture" in New York, that would have later formed what I've called "The Hidden Mind Cities trilogy".
Once back in Italy I decided to showcase in a very special way the trilogy and the artistic process directly and indirectly linked to its making.
After some research in Rome I found out that the art gallery "Segni Mutanti - Mutant Signs" has the perfect features for both screening the movies and exhibiting the artworks related to them and their themes.
Since the exhibition management and artworks transport have their unavoidable costs your support and sponsorship will be crucial in making this unique project come true. This isn't intended to be only a solo show or a multimedia extravaganza but an attempt at rendering a faithful display of the invisible cities founded by our brains and inhabited by our most unspeakable desires, fears and dreams. It will be also the opportunity to experience in its sensorial entirety the "multimedianic realm" of AFAN as never before.
Check out the campaign page on Gofundme.com for more details:Ab Urbe incognita

  • Listening to: Dead can dance
  • Reading: Alfred Döblin
  • Watching: Videodrome
  • Playing: myself
  • Eating: myself
  • Drinking: myself


AFAN Alessandro Fantini - The Corion parade (music video)

Conceived, directed, edited and produced by Alessandro Fantini.
Lyrics, vocals and music by Alessandro Fantini.

"The Corion parade - Entering the Corion city" from the concept album "Son of chasm":
afanalessandrofantini.bandcamp…
(C) 2015 AFAN
  • Listening to: Dead can dance
  • Reading: Alfred Döblin
  • Watching: Videodrome
  • Playing: myself
  • Eating: myself
  • Drinking: myself

SECRETA - Pictorial secrets and sound secretions

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 23, 2013, 5:45 AM



SECRETA
Pictorial secrets and sound secretions
28-29-30 March 2013
The Castle Hostel, Atessa (Italy)

"No place is without a Genius", the ancients used to say. A statement well suited to spaces shaped by human ingenuity that have been able to stand up to the ravages of time by opposing the strength of a mysterious breath of life, a hidden force unknown to the same creators which infused it through the emotional brand of their lives. Just like microorganisms which, imprisoned for thousands of years in a state of hibernation within salt crystals, reproduce as they get back in contact with the external environment, so the memories, the vibes, the moral atmosphere of the time when the "genius loci", the soul of the place, proliferated into the rooms and in the interstices of the walls, awaken as soon as the aura of the first visitors of that architectural organism stimulates its invisible nerve endings.

The special event entitled "SECRETA" hosted in the tuff gallery of the ancient The Castle Hostel, a palace overlooking the homonymous square since 1565 in the medieval ward of Atessa in Abruzzo (Italy), is the new experimental solo show conceived by the "multimedianic" artist Alessandro Fantini. After the group shows of London, Rome and Los Angeles, he will be returning to exhibit in his native country, offering a blend of oil paintings based upon the theme of the emotive implications of the contemporary environmental dimension, with particular regard to the increasingly convulsive and restless nature of the local one.

From 28th to 30th of March, the "pictorial secrets and sound secretions", namely the paintings and electronic music composed by the artist himself, will try to evoke the "genius of the place", working as the aesthetic reagents in a collective experiment of "spiritual alchemy ", cocooned by the atemporal frame of the antique palace that has just reopened its halls to the public after a long period of restoration.

The event page on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/330335…
The AFAN Alessandro Fantini artist page: www.facebook.com/AfanTheMultim…




Mature Content

Ofelia e Perielio by AFANTINI
Mulungu by AFANTINI Spiracula - Oxygene 1976-2006 by AFANTINI The Horizon of the Events by AFANTINI

Mature Content

Tat Tvam Asi by AFANTINI

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The terminal leap of Streben by AFANTINI
Je ne sais quoi by AFANTINI



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  • Listening to: Hounds of Love
  • Reading: John Updike
  • Watching: White of the eye
  • Playing: myself
  • Eating: myself
  • Drinking: myself

A Californian interview

Journal Entry: Fri Mar 15, 2013, 3:44 AM



The Californian artist Kobina Wright featured my art on her blog and she kindly interviewed me about several multimedianic topics, so I thoroughly urge you to not miss it. www.thewrighteronline.com/2013…

Here is an excerpt from the interview:

†"(...) when I think about Art, I instantly imagine a dark gigantic pool where each human being learns to develop his own breathing methods and swimming styles. I bet many art connoisseurs will be dismayed to find out that the Greek musician Vangelis is also a talented painter, that the Italian painter Andrea Savinio was also a composer and a writer, or that the Austrian drawer Alfred Kubin wrote a genial novel in 1908 anticipating the themes of movies such as "Dark city" and "Matrix". These are just few examples to demonstrate that art is, first of all, a primeval urgency that can be declined in many different forms through the same individual sensibility and aptitude.

Therefore I coined the neologism "multimedianic" to better define my versatile creative system by using the metaphorical image of the "medium". During the sťances the latter is the living channel through which the spirits are able to manifest themselves into the human dimension. Thus they can communicate by sounds or words spoken by the medium or formed on the "ouija" board, or even reveal themselves in material shapes like the so-called "ectoplasm" emitted by his body.
Obviously I don't mean to give scientific credit to these paranormal phenomena: I just consider them an effective poetic way to describe my own artistic process, whose main precondition is the urge to translate, often simultaneously, an over human language through several human procedures able to preserve its selfless and outlandish quality into their wide range of expressive codes. That's why, even when my writings, paintings, songs or movies are transpositions of my own mood and sensibility, at the same time they're the simultaneous aesthetic manifestations of a mysterious stream of visions and feelings residing in our "chromosomic memory" of mammals with large brain (...)"


Mature Content

Ofelia e Perielio by AFANTINI
Mulungu by AFANTINI Spiracula - Oxygene 1976-2006 by AFANTINI The Horizon of the Events by AFANTINI

Mature Content

Tat Tvam Asi by AFANTINI

Mature Content

The terminal leap of Streben by AFANTINI
Je ne sais quoi by AFANTINI



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Alessandro Fantini's paintings
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Alessandro Fantini's graphic art
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AFAN ATHANOR: Alessandro Fantini's art blog afanathanor.blogspot.com/
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  • Listening to: Hounds of Love
  • Reading: John Updike
  • Watching: White of the eye
  • Playing: myself
  • Eating: myself
  • Drinking: myself


If "Music is the pure movement of thought" as Schopenhauer once wrote, then painting could be defined  the crystallization of emotions  nurtured by  the sound of that movement.  
Music has always worked as a physiologic solution allowing my artistic projects to achieve their poetic and spiritual lubrication, and let them swim in the maelstrom of perceptions. While I was painting this canvas the notes and words  of "Song to the siren"  written by Tim Buckley and performed by the watery and abyssal voice of Elizabeth Fraser, were constantly playing in my studio, flooding my physical and mental spaces as a tender whirling backwash. I think that diving into the abyss of soul towards the dark and passionate mysteries hidden within, as the text of the song seems to suggest, means somehow to reach the secret altitude of our most human feelings.
The "Painted Sound" group show is like a tracking shot of a greasy sound-scape, namely the ever mutating movie that music will always shoot inside our mind and will project into our heart.

AFAN Alessandro Fantini is featured with his new oil painting "Je ne sais quoi" dedicated to "Song to the siren" composed by Tim Buckley and Larry Beckett in 1968 and sung by Elizabeth Fraser 15 years later on the album "It'll end in tears" by "This Mortal Coil", in the upcoming group show titled "Painted Sound" held at the Flower Pepper Gallery in Old Pasadena, California (USA) from January 26th to February 28th 2013. Keep an eye on this blog and on the group show's website where more news and insights about the event will be revealed in the next weeks:paintedsoundshow.jimdo.com/art…

  • Listening to: This Mortal coil
  • Reading: Arthur Machen
  • Watching: Uzumaki
  • Playing: myself
  • Eating: myself
  • Drinking: myself




AFAN Alessandro Fantini will be featured with his new oil painting "Je ne sais quoi" dedicated to "Song to the siren" composed by Tim Buckley and Larry Beckett in 1968 and sung by Elizabeth Fraser 15 years later on the album "This Mortal Coil", in the upcoming group show titled "Painted Sound" to be held at the Flower Pepper Gallery in Old Pasadena, California (USA) from 26th January to 28th February 2013.
Keep an eye on this journal and on the group show's website where more news and insights about the event will be revealed in the next weeks:paintedsoundshow.jimdo.com/art…
The official trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWjk-k…

  • Listening to: This Mortal coil
  • Reading: Arthur Machen
  • Watching: Uzumaki
  • Playing: myself
  • Eating: myself
  • Drinking: myself


AFAN Alessandro Fantini will be featured with his new oil painting "Je ne sais quoi" dedicated to "Song to the siren" composed by Tim Buckley and sung by Elizabeth Fraser in the upcoming group show titled "Painted Sound" to be held at the Flower Pepper Gallery in Old Pasadena, California (USA) from January to February 2013.
Keep an eye on this journal and on the group shows' website where more news and insights about the event will be revealed in the next weeks:paintedsoundshow.jimdo.com/art…

  • Listening to: This Mortal coil
  • Reading: Arthur Machen
  • Watching: Uzumaki
  • Playing: myself
  • Eating: myself
  • Drinking: myself

AFAN VAN SANGRE

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 7, 2012, 12:19 AM


AFAN VAN SANGRE - My Life in the Valley of Blood

The upcoming biodocumentary about the geomystical connection between exterior and interior landscapes in the art and life of AFAN Alessandro Fantini.




"The Permafrost Dithyrambos ", oil on canvas, 50x40cm. (2011)
This revisitation of the painting "The Permafrost sonnet" fav.me/du5ais
by AFAN Alessandro Fantini is featured in Group Show GREEN BLOOD held at Dorothy Circus Gallery, Rome, curated by Alexandra Mazzanti & Tara McPherson which runs from June 14th 2012  through July 20th www.dorothycircusgallery.com/



  

  • Listening to: Cliff Martinez
  • Reading: Philip K. Dick
  • Watching: Drive
  • Playing: myself
  • Eating: myself
  • Drinking: myself

AFAN's GREEN BLOOD

Journal Entry: Sat Jun 16, 2012, 1:07 AM


"The Permafrost Dithyrambos ", oil on canvas, 50x40cm. (2011)
This revisitation of the painting "The Permafrost sonnet" fav.me/du5ais
by AFAN Alessandro Fantini is featured in Group Show GREEN BLOOD held at Dorothy Circus Gallery, Rome, curated by Alexandra Mazzanti & Tara McPherson which runs from June 14th 2012  through July 20th www.dorothycircusgallery.com/



  




This exhibition is an efflux of surrealistic paintings with a focus on the symbolism of life and nature. Green Blood features a wide variety of talented artists such as Tara McPherson, Jeff Soto, Martin Wittfooth, Travis Louie, Lola, Brandi Milne, Leila Ataya, Nicoletta Ceccoli, Roland Tamayo, Ana Bagayan, Scott Musgrove, Yosuke Ueno, Sergio Mora, Dave Cooper, Paolo Guido, AFan Alessandro Fantini, Alessia Iannetti, Anastasia Kurakina, Kathie Olivas, Brandt Peters, Chris Ryniak, Ixie Darkonn, Amanda Spayd, Mr. Klevra and Corine Perier. These artists are exploring mystical doctrines, creation, and how nature continues to be a centralized symbol of life.
All artworks and drawings are created for charity and a percentage of sales will be donated to Greenpeace and Oceana, charities that take care of animals and nature.

  • Listening to: Cliff Martinez
  • Reading: Philip K. Dick
  • Watching: Drive
  • Playing: myself
  • Eating: myself
  • Drinking: myself

AFAN FEATURED IN GROUP SHOW - GREEN BLOOD -

Journal Entry: Fri Apr 27, 2012, 3:05 AM
AFAN FEATURED IN GROUP SHOW - GREEN BLOOD - AT DOROTHY CIRCUS GALLERY






"The Permafrost Dithyrambos ", oil on canvas, 50x40cm. (2011)
This revisitation of the painting "The Permafrost sonnet" fav.me/du5ais
by AFAN Alessandro Fantini will be featured in Charity Show GREEN BLOOD curated by Alexandra Mazzanti & Tara McPherson
opening on June 14th 2012 at Dorothy Circus Gallery, Rome www.dorothycircusgallery.com/




"The green blood of nature differs from ours only for an atom, magnesium instead of iron.
Twins of the trees and dependent upon each other. One ancestral link led to the development of the core mystical doctrines concerning the secret aspect of creation.
The tree has always been used as a symbol of life. In the Kabbalah is the program according to which there was the creation of the world, and the path of descent along which the souls and creatures have reached their present form. It is also the path slope, through which the entire creation can return to the goal which we all long: the unity of the "womb of the Creator." "Tree of Life" is the "Jacob's Ladder" (see Genesis 28), whose base is resting on the ground and its top touches the sky. By trees, reminiscent of the ancient blood pact, by the green blood creatures, the artists of the Green Blood are inspired, involving the nature in its entirety and representing its entities through a surrealistic painting."

Alexandra Mazzanti

  • Listening to: Cliff Martinez
  • Reading: Philip K. Dick
  • Watching: Drive
  • Playing: myself
  • Eating: myself
  • Drinking: myself

From the tip of the Tongue...

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 17, 2012, 4:49 AM
From the tip of the tongue to the tip of the brush
(Foreword of "Presque vu - Atlas of Untold")





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As the majority of people I've often experienced that peculiar phenomena called "Déjà vu", that is when a situation, place or a scene actually happening or manifesting itself for the first time seems to be the perfect as well as ominous replica of something we've already seen or lived before. As far as I can remember that perception was very recurrent over my childhood. Sometime its intensity was so enveloping and insidious that more than once I was about to believe that this feeling was the proof I lived one or many more previous existences. In my case it happened mostly when I was alone in the open countryside, just surrounded by the vibrant silence of the twilight, or when I was inside an old building like that one of my grandparents . I still vividly remember how I was entranced by studying the penumbra descending over the dizzy staircase leading to the bedroom like a bridge built among two distant temporal dimensions. My fear of falling while climbing it was so strictly tied to my enthrallment for its majestic and ancient weirdness, that the sense of having already been there centuries ago (and not just physically) became a sort of sadomasochistic rapture. The occurrence of such ideas easily melted with my dreamlike activities, enhancing my sense of dislocation and creepy longing since I couldn't establish the right amount of fantasy (or dreamed memories) generating my particular "déjà vu" experiences. Soon this mood evolved in a deeper state of mind that engulfed my imagination pushing me to find a way to free myself from the overgrowing sense of eeriness by giving them a plastic interpretation.
Since I was 4 years old, drawing was the most direct process of draining my kaleidoscopic entanglement of uncanny emotions. When I learned writing I had the chance to try decrypting that aura of mystery through the evocative use of words. Nevertheless, I slowly realized that both narrative and poetic writing were limited by a rational cage of rules and structures unable to fully preserve the same quality of magical enigma owned by other less exclusive codes like music or cinema. Even radical experiments like those of James Joyce who tried to replicate the "stream of consciousness" erasing the punctuation and syntax, or Guillame Apollinaire who conceived the "calligrammes" in order to graphically enhance the lyrical power of words, looked like too much ingenious attempts to imitate the same spontaneous poignancy of the visual or musical arts. Consequently the will of approaching the art of painting marked a third step in my personal quest to translate what Freud called "unheimliche". Indeed it was around my early adolescence, when I was managing to acquaint myself with the canvas and the brushes, that I started to analyze a more subtle shade in my own sentiment. Actually the illusory perception of forethought contained inside the psychic delight of the "déjà vu" revealed to be the source of a more complex tension linked to the bewitching nature of a cosmic truth hidden behind simple circumstances or images. While I was keeping working on my feverish painting expeditions , I progressively began to seek this new intuition into cinema and video art, whose grammar of lively mysteries seem to be closer to the perfect rendition of that delicate and powerful emotion of an impending revelation evolving in space and time. Although so far I dedicated myself to writing, directing movies and music videos and composing music, I still consider painting my most intimate dominion where pursuing the evocation of what I like to define "mysterium interruptum", "a suspended mystery", that is something very similar to the experience of the "presque vu", "almost seen", when we feel that we're about to recall a name or a word without being able to tell it. In fact like the more sensual "coitus interrupts", the pleasure of this impression relies on the anguished awareness of the unspeakable that only the crystallization of momentum rendered by a painting can deliver to the watcher, whereas art forms like cinema and music manifesting themselves in time tend to dissolve this "frozen arousal" into their dynamic volatility. Thus I can say that my best paintings, most of them collected in this book, are somehow the aural secretion of the loop between the "déjà vu" and the "presque vu".




One of the most meaningful release of this "circuit" has been the painting entitled "The breath of William Kurelek". The story of my obsession for the painter Kurelek dated to the discovery of his masterwork "The Maze" that happened accidentally when I was a child reading a large book about psychiatry belonging to a friend of my father. The detailed and disturbing sagittal representation of a human skull full of boxes containing small iconic scenes (reminiscent of those ones depicted by Magritte, Ernst and Dali) impressed me so deeply that I couldn't forget it for a long while, even if I wasn't able to know who was the painter since the book didn't provide the name of the author. The mystery enveloping both the painting theme and its creator boosted even more my fascination for the image. Somehow his Bosh-like and bruegelesque taste reminded me an intense state of mind I perceived when I was very young staring at the little figures on the basement of an old globe in my house. But when I checked that basement I discovered that those figures never existed. Accidentally many years later I found again the same large book in the house of a friend of mine, and this time I was tormented by the gloomy urgency of a truth hidden behind that image. I checked out the illustration references at the end of the volume and, following the several clues on the web, I finally managed to find his name. Since then I studied his life reading rare Canadian books and discovered further impressive pictures and drawings he made during the period he spent at the London Maudsley Hospital when he was hospitalized for his depression and painted "The Maze". I started to paint a medieval urban landscape while I was simply musing about all the ancient feelings I recovered when I found again that gruesome Kurelek's self-portrait. Even though I cannot explain why I paint it, I think that showing what you cannot express through words and logic, or that is "on-tip-of-the tongue", might be the reason paintings are made for.

Alessandro Fantini

Art Takes Times Square

Presented by Chashama, Produced by Artists Wanted.
"We will be taking over a slew of the most iconic video billboards in Times Square to create the largest exhibition of art in New York City".
I've always dreamt about displaying my visions on vidwalls or on the skyscrapers and buildings facades since most of their subject refers to the swarming life of polymorphic metropolis nurtured and moulded by the irrational feedabcks of their inhabitants, like a mucilagenous brain pulsating inside an ever-changing hive made of cells full of fears and desires.
My portfolio needs to be collected 7 times in order to be viewable in the public judging, so spread the word and support my submission by clicking "collect"

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  • Listening to: Smashing Pumpkins
  • Reading: Philp K. Dick
  • Watching: Drive
  • Playing: myself
  • Eating: myself
  • Drinking: myself

TIME LASH

Journal Entry: Fri Feb 17, 2012, 12:15 AM
      

Time lash (2012)

Directed, performed, edited and produced by AFAN Alessandro Fantini.
Lyrics, vocals and music by AFAN Alessandro Fantini
Mixed and produced by AFAN Alessandro Fantini.

"Time lash" (2011)
From the concept album "The Century Gut"
afanalessandrofantini.bandcamp.com/album/the-century-gut

AFAN PICTURES 2012


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Presque vu (Deluxe edition) by Alessandro Fantini | Make Your Own Book

More than a decade of meditative studies around the mysteries of Being projected on canvases, papers and videos, constantly fluctuating between stylistic reminiscences of Flemish masters, symbolism, surrealism and glimpses of neo-realist dimensions tied to waking dream intuitions and self-induced hallucinations; more than 450 artworks generated by an aesthetic Stakhanovism nurtured since the first childhood experiments in comics and anime; more than a simple artist obsessed by his own self-centered realm or the latest artistic trend, Alessandro Fantini has always conceived his creative activity as a privileged "detector" of all the unspeakable and enigmatic realities hidden behind the material as well as spiritual sphere.

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  • Listening to: Richard Wagner
  • Reading: Giuseppe Berto
  • Watching: Melancholia
  • Playing: myself
  • Eating: myself
  • Drinking: myself

Presque vu - The new Alessandro Fantini's artbook

Journal Entry: Sun Nov 20, 2011, 2:45 AM





"I consider painting my most intimate dominion where pursuing the evocation of what I like to define "mysterium interruptum", "a suspended mystery", that is something very similar to the experience of the "presque vu", "almost seen", when we feel that we're about to recall a name or a word without being able to tell it. In fact like the more sensual "coitus interruptus", the pleasure of this impression relies on the anguished awareness of the unspeakable that only the crystallization of momentum rendered by a painting can deliver to the watcher".

Alessandro Fantini, November 2011

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Presque vu (Deluxe edition) by Alessandro Fantini | Make Your Own Book

More than a decade of meditative studies around the mysteries of Being projected on canvases, papers and videos, constantly fluctuating between stylistic reminiscences of Flemish masters, symbolism, surrealism and glimpses of neo-realist dimensions tied to waking dream intuitions and self-induced hallucinations; more than 450 artworks generated by an aesthetic Stakhanovism nurtured since the first childhood experiments in comics and anime; more than a simple artist obsessed by his own self-centered realm or the latest artistic trend, Alessandro Fantini has always conceived his creative activity as a privileged "detector" of all the unspeakable and enigmatic realities hidden behind the material as well as spiritual sphere.

Standard edition: www.blurb.com/my/book/detail/2…

Deluxe edition: www.blurb.com/my/book/detail/2…

The paintings collected in this "Atlas of Untold" are the best proofs that the roads of the mystery lead nowhere but to the silent and swarming cities of Unknown.
Indeed, everything you cannot tell by using words that you have "on the tip of your tongue" is what makes art worth of being admired.



  • Listening to: Richard Wagner
  • Reading: Giuseppe Berto
  • Watching: Melancholia
  • Playing: myself
  • Eating: myself
  • Drinking: myself

Saatchi Drawing Showdown Fall 2011

Journal Entry: Sat Oct 15, 2011, 3:01 AM
Saatchi Drawing Showdown Fall 2011


I entered the SaatchiOnline #showdown competition.

Please vote for my drawing

"Ektropion" (2005)

pencil on cardboard,

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  • Listening to: Cocteau Twins
  • Reading: Andre Gide
  • Watching: Dogville
  • Playing: myself
  • Eating: myself
  • Drinking: myself

Nothing but a fragment

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 11, 2011, 12:49 AM


The video of the new Alessandro Fantini's song "Nothing but a fragment" has been released on the web. Watch it in standard and high definition at these links:
vimeo.com/18565466
www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqY46I…

Paintings in the exhibition

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Ofelia e Perielio by AFANTINI
Mulungu by AFANTINI Spiracula - Oxygene 1976-2006 by AFANTINI The Horizon of the Events by AFANTINI

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Tat Tvam Asi by AFANTINI




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Alessandro Fantini's paintings
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Alessandro Fantini's graphic art
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Alessandro Fantini's miscellanea
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  • Listening to: My Edonism soundtrack
  • Reading: Grang&egrave;
  • Watching: Viva la Muerte
  • Playing: myself
  • Eating: myself
  • Drinking: myself

Alessandro Fantini's art at Premio D'Annunzio

Journal Entry: Tue Oct 19, 2010, 5:50 AM


Alessandro Fantini's paintings "Tat Tvam Asi", "Mulungu", "Spiracula", "Ophelia and Perielio" and "The Horizon of the Events" will be displayed at the national group exhibition "Premio D'Annunzio" set inside the Flaiano's Auditorium in Pescara city, Abruzzo, Italy, from 25th to 31st of October 2010.


Dal 25 al 31 ottobre 2010 le opere "Mulungu", "Tat Tvam Asi", "L'orizzonte degli eventi", "Spiracula" e "Ofelia e Perielio" di Alessandro Fantini saranno esposte all'interno del XVIII Premio D'Annunzio allestito nell'Auditorium Flaiano di Pescara.

Orari: 10:30-13:00, 15:30-19:30

Ingresso libero.

Paintings in the exhibition

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Ofelia e Perielio by AFANTINI
Mulungu by AFANTINI Spiracula - Oxygene 1976-2006 by AFANTINI The Horizon of the Events by AFANTINI

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Tat Tvam Asi by AFANTINI




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Alessandro Fantini's paintings
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Alessandro Fantini's graphic art
afantini.deviantart.com/favour…
Alessandro Fantini's miscellanea
afantini.deviantart.com/favour…
AFAN ATHANOR: Alessandro Fantini's art blog afanathanor.blogspot.com/
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  • Listening to: My Edonism soundtrack
  • Reading: Grang&egrave;
  • Watching: Viva la Muerte
  • Playing: myself
  • Eating: myself
  • Drinking: myself

EDOnism - A Quake awakens

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 14, 2010, 8:45 AM


The official website of the feature movie EDOnism directed by Alessandro Fantini and produced by Lorenzo Fantini is up and running at www.edonism-movie.com www.edonism-movie.com

The premiere of EDOnism will take place in Tokyo on 15-7-2010, 20.00h, at the 57, an attractive and contemporary lounge bar situated near Midtown in Roppongi. Check out this www.fiftyseven.co.jp/event-det… for further info about the event.

THE STORY

Edonism is the tragic story of James Hallway, an English businessman from The U.K.

He came to Tokyo looking for the dream and a life with his beautiful wife,  Sophie. Instead he found a life of toil, torment and alcoholism. Unable to face his descent into self destruction, Sophie left, abandoning him to his downward spiral into the gutter.

When things can't get any worse, his grip on reality is stolen from under him as he experiences all manner of hallucinations and ulitmately a coma.

When he is revived he begins to learn some terrifying truths about his condition and his connection to a long forgotten legend from ancient Japan.

Together with the resourceful Dr Geena Landlord he attempts a desperate quest of discovery that leads them both to the very heart of conspiracy involving a secret government order and the enigmatic being known as the The Cat Fish.

Alessandro Fantini is an independent artist / writer / filmmaker, who is currently active in the contemporary arts and film scene in Italy.

Lorenzo Fantini is the Tokyo based producer of this new ambitious neo-noir mystery feature film that will be entered into international film festivals and shown on European TV channels.

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  • Listening to: My Edonism soundtrack
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  • Playing: myself
  • Eating: myself
  • Drinking: myself

NEPENTE - IN THE FLESH OF TIME-

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 30, 2009, 5:50 AM


Paintings and movies are artificial plants born from the seed of Vision one has in one's mind. The practical gesture of moving the brush upon the blank surface of canvas recalls that one of tattoing the pale skin of a dead body. Visions to me are so cruelly concrete that painting them has the same value of giving life to their spiritual flesh. Now the cyber space, the high definition technology, the virtual realities, the digital film-making, the 3D and 5.1 audiovisual experience, the web streaming are announcing the end of the “Multimedia Era” and the beginning of the “Multimedianic Age”. Therefore, even when I just paint or direct a movie, what I unleashed on the canvas or on the screen is nothing but the “imprinting” of these medianic visions which contain all the high definition realities of the Invisible. Visions mean listening to the images and watching the sound. Over the years I applied this concept to everything I managed to create in order to stay faithful to the source of my irrational and biological pulsions, since I never considered my art as a simple activity separated by my daily life. Many of my short movies, art videos and novels such as "The Rain Frames", "Endometria", "Amnihollow", "aVoid", "Body Locked" deal with the recurrent theme of the transmogrification of matter and of human body, often signifing the substantial ambiguity of being, where illusions, hallucinations and dreams are made of the same tissue of our so-called reality and sometime are able to unveil realms more concrete than our own world. In my new feature movie "NEPENTE"that will be premiered in the next weeks, I developed these themes linking them to the new existential crisis of human identity in the era of the social networks, forums, blogs and chat rooms where the massive proliferation of imaginary personalities has dramatically increased the fragmentation and the distortion of our Ego.


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  • Listening to: My own soundtrack
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  • Playing: myself
  • Eating: myself
  • Drinking: myself


                      



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Alessandro Fantini's imagination knows no bounds: his visions have their own story, their own world and their silent messages... a truly singular creation.
Jean Michel Jarre.

The Sinovial Gaze-The Art of Alessandro Fantini embodies the first attempt at gathering more than a decade of creative and hallucinative experiences lived by the “multimedianic” artist Alessandro Fantini in an unique visual ride along more than one hundred luxuriant color illustrations. The book depicts the progression of Fantini's quest for the medianic rendition of his most inner pulsions and visions. Since the early 90s, with the discovery of the oil painting and the surrealist concepts, his artworks higlight a turbulent tension towards the cinematic and narrative syntaxes that will soon led him to deal with shortmovies, novels, comics, videoart and music languages. The book is structured into three sections which explore chronologically the pictorial and graphic dimensions of his visionary craftmanship.

Among the featured artworks there are the David Lynch's portrait displayed at the London Brick Lane Gallery, the erotic oil on wood board "O.B.E" featured in the Fantini's selfportrait printed on the Jean Michel Jarre's AERO album booklet, the celebrative painting of the Jarre's "Oxygene" 30th anniversary, and the tribute to Stanley Kubrick personally donated to his wife Christiane Kubrick. Comments and notes by the artist himself, Jean Michel Jarre, Charles de Lauzirika, Claudio Castellini, Lorenzo Fantini.

“Alessandro’s devotion to oil and canvas has rewarded us we with enough medianic meditations on the nature of the human mind to keep us transfixed for many years to come. His discipline and persistence from early childhood through his teens and now into his adulthood has taken the viewer on an incredible journey through an isolated landscape that invites dialogue, challenges preconceptions of existence, and teases us with sexual imagery that writhes through both foreground and background”. Lorenzo Fantini – excerpt from the foreword

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The Alessandro Fantini's painting "Memories of dreams" dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Blade Runner is among the winners of the ART category of Blade Runner contest "Inspiring the Future" over at www.bladerunnercontest.com/ind…



Alessandro Fantini's paintings
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Alessandro Fantini's graphic art
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Alessandro Fantini's miscellanea
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AFAN ATHANOR: Alessandro Fantini's art blog afanathanor.blogspot.com/
Member of:
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  • Listening to: Vangelis
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  • Watching: Calvaire
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  • Eating: myself
  • Drinking: myself