Alessandro Luschi

Alessandro was born and raised in the Ardenza district of Livorno (Italy). At the beginning of the century, this neighbourhood saw the birth of the Macchiaioli artistic movement. From the Italian "macchia" (‘blotch’), this movement was kin to the ‘Tachistes’ that were opposed to romanticism and proposed to renew the realist art culture (neo-realist).
In this historically artistic atmosphere, Alessandro drew from the age of three. He studied at the Art High School of Lucques and quickly began working as an illustrator for a publishing house and magazine. He left for Florence to further his artistic training at the Fine Arts Academy and won a scholarship to study at the School of Fine Arts in Seville. On his return to Florence, he graduated and returned to Livorno to settle down.
Alessandro produced his first works in an illustrative style, working from old advertising posters and book covers. After his training at the School of Fine Arts, his style evolved towards more classical themes of painting by highlighting the composition of portraits, still lives and landscapes.
While keeping to an academic technique of oil on canvas, Alessandro tries to maintain in his works the same unconscious poetry of his childhood drawings. To the detriment of anatomy and proportion of his subjects, he focuses on finding a harmony of the image.
The most characteristic style of Alessandro’s painting is deeply influenced by the modern movement of pop surrealism. His works are full of stories and paradoxical dreamlike atmospheres supported by the strong colours
The landscapes and characters of Alessandro’s works include a naïve touch that evokes a childlike and entertaining world. His works are worlds of freedom for the imagination. The chosen themes are merely a pretext to plunge into this atmosphere.