Ivo Alvarone at IAXAI Gallery – series of landscapes
Ivo Alvarone – LAND-SCAPE – a series of landscapes
The time that Alvarone spent in Spain was very prolific. There he created a series of landscapes called LAND-SCAPE. These pictures, intense in color and synthetic in form, come from the Andalusian land. Most of his works from Jerez de la Frontera. Artworks are associated with fields, views of vast backwaters and thickets, with intense colors of sunsets. This series of landscapes include paintings saturated with the rays of the sun low above the horizon. Sunrises and sunsets are extraordinary natural phenomena.
The last works of the series of landscapes LAND-SCAPE are compositions documenting fields. Maintained in a characteristic convention based on presenting an illusive, vast space. The picture is sometimes varied with a single accent. It can depict fields, the surface of water bodies, thickets, sunlight illuminating abstract clouds.
Colored landscapes form Spain
Alvarone gradually abandoned the oil technique and increasingly used acrylic, as well as ink. He used some solutions of expressionism, painting landscapes and genre scenes with strong lighting effects. This series of paintings is full of light. Atmospheric views, trees, meadows, fields, hills, the coast.
PAISAJE SINTETICO is a series of landscapes which are a subjective vision of reality. The evolution of the painter’s work at that time is perfectly illustrated by black and white drawings with the essence of drawing perfection. It is difficult to find a reference to a specific direction in art. A frequent theme of the works in this series are landscapes with sharply outlined, rhythmic fields.
Ivo Alvarone is considered an excellent draftsman and colorist. He paints mainly with acrylics, but he created some oil paintings. Elements of symbolism and expressionism appear sporadically in his works. He gradually gave up pure, intense, decorative color in favor of quality painting. His work remains a separate phenomenon not subject to the main trends in painting of the present times. His series of paintings are a phenomenon that is easily recognizable thanks to a specific range of colors and drawings. In conclusion, his works constitute a kind of calendar of travels around Andalusia.