Interview with landscape painter – Ivo Alvarone
You are a landscape painter, abstract painter …
Ivo Alvarone: Abstract painting always has secrets. My works often deal with non-obvious, general issues. One of the most important is the pursuit of unattainable inner harmony. Only through abstraction is it possible.
Ivo Alvarone: The subject of my painting is nature, especially landscape. I use traditional materials, paints and a brush on paper or canvas. My paintings are made in a spontaneous dance when the brush movement meets the canvas. When painting, I don’t feel the need to go back and correct. It is an emotional, spontaneous and sincere record.
And an artistic challenge?
Ivo Alvarone: Mine is about capturing the uniqueness of a moment and a place. My goal is to inspire viewers of my works to take a closer look at the world around them. I would like them to discover beauty in typical places and moments. Because beauty is a way of looking at the world.
Your painting creativity evolves around studying your world through yourself?
Ivo Alvarone: Getting outside of myself is my goal. Through my work, I try to get outside. While I’m not trying to portray real objects, as an landscape painter, I want my artworks to appear as if they are part of other spaces. Painting beautiful surroundings reminds us of the surroundings and helps us reconnect with nature.
Tell about the painting process itself.
Ivo Alvarone: I start painting with a general idea of color and composition that I would like to achieve. Over time, the painting process becomes more of an experimental conversation than a planned act. Each subsequent layer of paint is a reaction to the previous layer. Each exposed detail is an element of the dialogue between me and the image. I found that the most interesting conclusions emerged from the conversations in which I listened carefully.
As an abstract painter, where do you get your inspiration from?
Ivo Alvarone: Frequent travels inspired me with landscapes full of vivid colors and various textures. SO I am an landscape painter. I try to capture what arises in my mind: memories, dreams, visions. For me, painting is a dialogue between the artist and the work of art. I can start the painting with an idea, but the ending is an absolute surprise for me. It is best to listen to your interior, and not impose your ideas in advance, plan the end result.