Throughout his life, self taught, Italian born Portrait / Visual Artist Alex Di Silvestro, has experimented and worked in a wide range of Visual Arts, including Cut out Paper Collage, Ink Sketched & Digitally Illustrated Portraiture, Fashion, Photography & Interior Design.
After being a Creative Director of a London based Fashion brand for over a decade, he took a turn in his career during the 2020 pandemic, when he decided to evolve his individual minimalist fashion & portrait Illustrations into a unique style of painted Portraiture. The outcome has been a great success, and he's now working as a full-time professional, emerging artist, selling his art worldwide.
His main inspiration comes from Design, Music, Fashion, Graffiti, Films & Photography of his favourite decades:
the Sixties, Seventies, Eighties & Nineties.
Alex Di Silvestro Art is currently available directly from his new studio-gallery based in the town of L'Escala, in the Salvador Dali’ native region of the Catalan Costa Brava or Shipped Worldwide.
Parallel to his main collection of originals & mix media paintings & limited edition prints, Alex Di Silvestro also offers a unique bespoke service to meet specific visual requirements for private customers, interior designers or corporate organisations alike.
His product range includes:
- ORIGINAL & MIXED MEDIA PAINTINGS
- LUXURY GICLÉE PRINTS ON CANVAS / PAPER
- BESPOKE PORTRAITS
- LIMITED EDITIONS
- COMMERCIAL PROJECTS
All Alex Di Silvestro’s Artworks are sold with Registered Certificates of Authenticity & can be Shipped Worldwide.
As a self trained visual & portrait artist, I always endeavour to create ultimately original works which purely reflects my own natural inspiration and individuality, untouched by academic rules or standards. My painted art represents the highest stage of my professional artistic career, my quest is to offer something cool and unseen in portraiture.
In a time of aggressively promoted tasteless and ugly, and despite social attraction for awkward and unnatural, I firmly pursue my celebration of beauty, harmony & positive. One of the appeals of my ICONIC paintings lies in their timeless capacity to confront our current reality, finding tasteful, heart warming emotional aesthetics.
Away from realism or weird, I like to merge bold minimalist portraiture & fashion illustration with design, taking off a certain degree of reality to create iconic, abstract interpretations aimed to capture the essence of a person's soul in a single image. My approach to the canvas is the result of an in-depth research on the subject and his emotions, rather than my own impulsive emotional expression.
With very light and completely untextured brush strokes, I portray my subjects in their deepest emotions and inner beauty, resembling minimalist illustrations or icons. I use bold colours in unique yet simple combinations. Fluorescents, neons, metallics, pearls & deep shades of a full colour palette, occasionally monochromatic and black & white. Colour has a key role in my work, my deep bold vibrant combinations, are key to my hand signature. I predominantly use high grade Acrylics, occasionally Mixed with Spray cans on Luxury unframed 3D canvases (with painted sides), framed fine art papers, 3D mounts etc.
My work is commercial, pleasant to the eye, peaceful & highly communicative, its boldness makes a very strong visual impact and can completely TRANSFORM or RESTYLE both Private and Corporate spaces alike.
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