ALEX DS ART / BIO
Throughout his life, self taught, Italian born artist Alex Di Silvestro, has experimented and worked in a wide range of visual arts, from photography to illustration, from logos & interior design to fine art painting.
His professional career took off in London in 2000, where he was freelancing as a designer illustrator in fashion, branding & interiors design projects. In 2002 he was selected to exhibit at IMAGES26, the prestigious British annual national contest-exhibition showcasing “The Very Best of British Illustration” at The Royal College of Art of London, and also published in the annual with his "Untitled", a visual statement against sex and colour discrimination.
In the recent years, he evolved his minimalist iconic individual style of illustrated portraiture into fine art, hand painted in acrylics. The outcome has been a great success, and he's now working as a full-time international painting artist.
His main inspiration comes from design, music, graphics, 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 online Shipping Worldwide.
Due to a high demand for his work, his current collection of originals is limited and he's mainly undertaking private commissions & business collaborations with interior designers worldwide.
Alex Di Silvestro latest project is called ‘ART COUTURE’ and is aimed to create bespoke art for luxury interiors. Working either with end customers on private commissions, or as a business to business collaboration with interior designers and curators, this bespoke service offers customisable art to fit in with specific colour or design schemes, meeting on demand visual requirements. Via ART COUTURE clients can choose among a wide range of luxury bespoke products such as Original Paintings, Giclée Prints on Canvas, Indoors or Outdoors Murals or other Visual Projects.
ALEX DS ART BY ALEX DI SILVESTRO IS GENERALLY AVAILABLE AS:
- ORIGINAL PAINTINGS
- MIXED MEDIA ORIGINALS
- LIMITED EDITIONS SIGNED GICLÉE PRINTS ON CANVAS / PAPER
- BESPOKE PORTRAITS / VISUAL ART
- INDOORS / OUTDOORS MURALS
All Alex Di Silvestro’s artworks are sold with registered Certificates of Authenticity & can be shipped Worldwide.
As a self trained visual artist, I always endeavour to create ultimately original work which purely reflects my own natural inspiration and individuality, untouched by academic rules or standards.
My painted art represents the highest stage of my visual artistic career, my quest is to offer something cool and unseen in portraiture.
Away from realism or weird, I like merging portrait illustration with design, taking off a certain degree of reality in order to create a more iconic abstract image which focalises in the inner essence of the subject and the message that I want to express.
My very cold and unemotional approach to the canvas, is the result of premeditated brain work achieved from visual and music inspiration. 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 matt shades of a full colour palette. Colour has a key role in my work, its bold vibrant combinations are the core of my visual interpretation of each subject. I predominantly use high grade acrylics, occasionally mixed with spray cans on luxury unframed canvases or framed fine art papers.
My work is commercial, pleasant to the eye, peaceful & highly communicative, its boldness makes a very strong visual impact in both interiors and exteriors spaces.
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