Alessio Bolognesi

Alessio Bolognessi is inspired by works about the great POP-Art masters. This particular work is named after the father of Pop art, Roy Lichtenstein. Roy Lichtenstein is known for his many comic book-based works, which tackle the relationships between men and women by telling their story and thoughts through relatable images - the type you look at and instantly feel connected to, due to its commonness. What matters is that the characters current state of mind matches those of many in the modern society, regardless of the fact that it is just a figure made of black lines and red dots.

Alessio Bolognessi’s works are always centered around a tiny white fictional character “Sfiggy”. Sfiggy is meant to be the(anti)hero of our times. According to the artist, ‘Sfiggy’ represents all of us. He is the part of our souls that still wants to remain a child. He is amazed by life, while facing it with the self-consciousness and responsibility of an adult. ‘Sfiggy’ doesn't want to forget, he wants remember all the experiences: positive and negative, joys and sorrows, successes, adversities and passions. All of them have to be a heritage for our souls. Sfiggy tells us our own story, through pure fun.

Sfiggy and the overall activity of Alessio is a work in progress as much as we all are: continuously evolving.

After many exhibitions across the territory that have made Italian newspapers and radio to discuss about their macabre singularity - Alessio is represented by the following galleries: MAG (Como - IT), Square23 Art Gallery (Torino – IT), Studio D'Art (Milano - IT), Galleria Federica Ghizzoni (Milano - IT), Melograno Arte (Livorno - IT), Spazio Cima (Roma - IT). He is among the winners of Premio Ora 2012, picked by Galleria Federica Ghizzoni (Milano – IT).

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Roy
by Alessio Bolognesi

Size:

32 X 32 inches

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