Alex Bertaina artwork for sale and artist biography
Alex Bertaina is a self-taught painter and was born in Turin in 1963, he lives and work in Cuneo in North West Italy.
Despite being self-taught he has always had mentors who have taught him how to approach the various challenges of oil painting or watercolours and he has enjoyed much success in Italy and in the UK.
From a young age Alex always had a great affinit...y for art. He says: ‘Since I was a child drawing has been to me a prime channel of expression. This desire to work in pristine landscapes, unspoiled by man has been with me since my childhood. I tried to create my own world in the jumble of scribbles made by my classmates."
Growing up he trained under well respected Italian artists Marco lattes and then Pierpaolo Giraudo who guided him technically, whilst he has always had his own unique style.
A unique form of landscape painting, Alex's paintings employ vertical or horizontal cuts and superimposing interplays, dismantled and dense images that look like rainbow geometries full of light and colour.
They are full of vibrancy and brilliance, with a “Composition that mingles perspective planes in an almost futurist simultaneity but without movement and fury. In their place, the quiet of memory” writes Elizabeth Planca.
Rather than simply replicate the landscape before him, Alex seeks to demonstrate a purity and a feeling of a land enveloped in a warm and embracing glow, salving the tensions of modern life where nothing stands still.
He says "Painting is for me this dreamed landscape."