The fourth guest of Esposiziometro is Alessandro Baffigi

Also for the month of June returns Esposiziometro, a project born from the collaboration between Collater.al and Alessio Pomioli, which sheds light on small artistic realities and figures under 30. 

For the fourth appointment, Eppol Milano will host from 18.00 on Sunday, June 9, Alessandro Baffigi, a young painter from Milan.

Born in 1996, Alessandro chose the painting to best express himself. His story is also the testimony of how art, sometimes, is not only used to amaze the public and to make the viewer feel emotions, but it also serves the artist himself to grow, to change and to save himself.

He tells us something about himself and his works, read it below:

“I am a curious person and this has led me to change many times during my path.
I’ve always been attracted to the strangest and most exciting things, in a balance between freedom and transgression.
I have approached almost all artistic subjects, from singing to acting, but without ever realizing anything.
I hardly attended high school choosing the artistic school only because it seemed to me the less bad, I was bad in all drawing subjects, I liked graffiti and sketches, I was in the midst of my rebellion and finally, I did not graduate.
In the last school period around the age of 18, I experienced the most difficult period of my life up to that moment.
I started using drugs until I risked my life.
Only then, when I looked in the mirror and didn’t recognize anything more of myself, did I realize that I was missing something big, something worth much more than the little world that was trapping me.
Shortly afterward, from one day to the next, I started to paint, maybe I don’t remember but I don’t know what pushed me to go out and buy canvases, colors, and brushes, but today I know how much painting has done for me.
It helped me to pull out what I had inside, it taught me to be alone and to appreciate it, it made me discover the “no thought” and it was somehow my self-therapy.
The painting was one of the few things that really filled my soul, the only thing that gives me the strength to face the weight of days.
Today, in fact, I paint out of need, because I cannot do without it.
It’s as if something pushed me to do it, almost as if someone wanted to tell me something using my own paintings.
When I start painting a canvas I almost never have a project, but depending on my positive or negative feelings I start with a brushstroke of the color that I feel closest to at that moment or with a stroke, then I stop and observe it until a sudden sensation pushes me to start.
I always say that my paintings are needed to express my unknown interior, in fact, the truth is that even I do not know exactly what I paint and what I want to represent.
Moreover, my paintings are almost always untitled because I don’t want to limit the viewer’s imagination.
In my paintings, everyone can see something different.”

esposiziometro alessandro baffigi | Collater.al
Senza titolo. acrilico su tela cm 50×70
esposiziometro alessandro baffigi | Collater.al
Senza titolo. acrilico su tela cm 100×120
esposiziometro alessandro baffigi | Collater.al
Senza titolo. acrilico su tela cm 100×120
esposiziometro alessandro baffigi | Collater.al
Senza titolo. acrilico-pastello a cera su tela cm 80×100
esposiziometro alessandro baffigi | Collater.al
Senza titolo. acrilico-pennarello a vernice su tela cm 50×70
esposiziometro alessandro baffigi | Collater.al
Senza titolo. acrilico-pastello a olio-pennarello a vernice su tela cm 50×70
esposiziometro alessandro baffigi | Collater.al
Senza titolo. acrilico-pennarello a vernice su tela cm 60×60
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