Ivo Alvarone – LAND-ECSAPE – expressive landscapes
Ivo Alvarone – expressive landscapes
The expressive landscapes of Ivo Alvaroune gained critical acclaim early on. During his studies, the artist traveled regularly. He was most fascinated by the sea and the mountains. During his trips to Andalusia, Cantabria, Calabria and the Greek islands, he studied waves, mountains and the sky. Observing such a diverse nature was an artistic revelation to him.
He treated nature as romantics. He saw in it an autonomous entity filled with spirit. In his paintings, he tried to capture the mysticism of nature’s views. He studied its dynamics, phenomena and changes very carefully. No wonder that the results are very expressive landscapes. When we look at his works, it is difficult to treat them only as a painterly representation of shores, rocks and sky. Our thoughts turn to symbolic content: change, metamorphosis, pulsation of life.
Alvarone is no stranger to his stylization, which allowed him to give the observed reality an almost fantastic dimension. Ivo shows us the nature he saw in a dramatic setting: under a cloudy, stormy sky, lashed by strong winds, and scorched by the sun. That is why his expressive landscapes pulsate with emotions and surprise with strong forms. They are full of great joy in life and abstract beauty.
He is an artist whose volatile, romantic imagination and the gift of transforming the landscape allow him to create unique fantasies. Painter, graphic artist and unconventional man, with a soul sensitive not only to impersonal beauty. He paints in various techniques. He experiments in oil, creates flat compositions in acrylic, uses mixed media in structural works. The strength of the colors and contrasts of his expressive landscapes, the dynamic way of painting and the enriched texture determine the qualities of his painted works alla prima.
Ivo Alvarone is a color painter. He loves intense, bright colors, and plays with their combinations and variety of forms. It contrasts and weaves them into charming and unpretentiously intense, unique ranges. Because nature is very rich and very colorful.