Reviews

Ferrante painting is not only a way to represent images of things but, above all, is the interior commotion that touches the mysterious meaning of reality and turns it into color, form and symbol. Each artist’s work is a poem, a textual journey born from the emotional drive of artistic creation, balanced on the presence of linguistic elements and color elements. The individual dimension is interpreted within the material universe, immortalized on the canvas like a moment of absolute representation, as metonymy, which is part of the whole. Footprints, shoes, hats, extinguished cigarettes, disks, staves: they are men, women, music, desires, expectations, vitality, anger, longing and love that the artist presents to us.
ELENA BASTELLI, art historian

His painting is particularly original. The Ferrante signature style consists of a rich universe of objects, figures, silhouette, two-dimensional representations combined with three-dimensional inserts; along with these inscriptions, sentences with a small graphics, poetry that complement and complete the essence of objects. All the elements are superimposed on an informal base, matrices, in violent colours, saturated with tensions and suggestions. Symbologies intersect and give life to new motives. New allusions, to meditate and in which to immerse oneself completely, looking for a full understanding.
– ANDREA COPPINI, art critic

In his works, Ferrante paints with all the joy and the torment he has inside. He especially communicates, in a unique and striking manner, throwing an invisible bridge between himself and the audience, a hug that fills with feeling, capable of transmitting any fluctuation of his soul. The colours are mixed with other elements, unexpected, such as paper, glass, rope or poetry. The paintings thus evolve into true sculptures and magically conquer a new dimension, impetuously emerging from the base.
– PAOLA MARIA VAJANI, journalist

The most recent works of Ferrante outline a pictorial journey that is more and more rarefied, turning toward a greater interest to the abstraction of geometric shapes. Its architect original formation is perhaps resurfacing in a more obvious form, the design is closer to the construction of symmetries and asymmetries precisely postponing the scholastic exercises of analytic geometry. Sometimes the design reproduces a three-dimensional shape that seems to derive from the metaphysical geometries by Luca Pacioli, sometimes instead of simple lines and curves defined bybalancing elements arranged on the canvas, enriched with decorative fabric inserts. Anyway the unexpected overcomes the rigorous system, the passion prevails, the colour that is layered on the drawing surface in a free and fluid way, overlapping and leaking out from the forms so precisely delineated. The tension between “reason” and “feeling” is the magic and charm of these pictures.
– ANTONELLA FERRARI, architect

Painting by Alejandro Ferrante is “Psicopittura”. So according to Freud the psicopittura comes from the unconscious: the painter projects his own deep impulses in artwork and presents it in such a way that everyone can assume the consciousness to meet within himself the true meaning of the artwork.
– IBRAHIM KODRA, painter

Alejandro Juan Ferrante and Ibrahim Kodra

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