Ivo Alvarone Biography

A very private contemporary abstractionist creating mostly acrylic and mixed media watercolors and drawings in small format.

Ivo Alvarone born in the Italian Piedmont, in Moncalieri, near Turin, at five Ivo moved with his family to Bologna. Initially, at the suggestion of his father, a medievalist with a passion for art, he began studying art history. After a year he felt too confined, disappointed and gave up. Ivo Alvarone traveled extensively through Europe, sketching landscape, painting watercolors and enjoying a happy-go-life time. Then, as he promised to his father, Ivo resumed studies. This time at the faculty of painting. During his studies he became vividly interested in the philosophy of transhumanism which pushed him, in an indirect but very logical way, into being an active member of the pro nature movement in his community.

In his watercolors and drawings, he takes the viewer into his own world of nature. Nature being his preferred subject. His unique technique consists of a subtle and slowly deepening mixture of overlapping form that conveys his sensitivity. Form and ideas are abstract, the emotion and thoughts should come from the viewer. The creation process is driven by personal experiences, altered states of consciousness. Ivo Alvarone works in series by discovering and applying new pictorial techniques, goes beyond conventions, opens different artistic doors leading through his own experience.

He lives and works in a small studio, shying away from big exhibitions, prefers to confine to a private, small, audience that follows his experiments with true interest.