Sono nato e vivo in una piccola citta’ (Nuoro) circondata dai monti di una Regione (Sardegna) a sua volta circondata dal mare… In questo ambiente si e’ formato il mio carattere. Mi reputo fortunato perche’ sono autodidatta e assolutamente ignorante in campo artistico. Forse cio’ mi rende piu’ puro nell’espressione pittorica.
Ho iniziato a dipingere dopo la laurea in Architettura e dopo il compimento dei 39 anni. Continuo a credere che l’Arte debba maturare bene nell’intimo prima di essere esternata. Il secondo passo sta nella rimozione degli ostacoli al flusso artistico innato in ciascuno di noi.
Sto ancora scoprendo l’uso dell’acrilico. Non dipingo cio’ che vedo, ma cio’ che vivo, anche se indirettamente. Lascio che ogni cosa emerga spontaneamente. Non mi interessano le chiacchiere intorno all’Arte. Cerco di crescere nella mia solitudine e mi lascio scivolare addosso le lusinghe.
Placing self-taught painter Alessandro Tamponi’s work styistically is a delightful challenge. Each piece buzzes with bustling colors and characters and yet his ispirations remains simple and modest. There’s also a musicality to his work as the eyes follow the bright swaths of colors and shapes that make up the characters circling the canvas – fresh and alive despite the dried acrylic. His home town Nuoro, Sardinia, a small town surrounded by montains and see, informed Tamponi’s pursuit of pure expression from the beginning and continues to color the scenes we see in his work. The artist states firmly that he has chosen to remain ignorant of the fine arts on purpose to retain the earnest inspirations his environment has afforded him; nevertheless, his work conveys the “liveliness” that defines Tamponi’s unique humour and style. Implementing his own brand of sarcasm and “humourisme”, Tamponi’s work remains endless genuine and charming.
Alessandro Tamponi currently lives and work in Nuoro, Italy.
I was born and currently based in the small town of Nuoro. A town rounded by mounains, in a Region (Sardinia), rounded itself by the sea… In this contest, I’ve been shaped (il mio carattere). I call myself lucky for I’m selftaught and totally Art-ignorant painter. Perhaps it makes me purer in Art expression. I was an architect of 39 when I took the courage of leaving everything for my true love: Art painting. I keep thinking that Art must mature properly in our inner self, before any exhibition. The second step lies in removing the obstacles on the artistic flow who is part of us since we were born. I’m still experiencing with the acrylic medium. I don’t paint what I see, but what I live or lived, even though indirectly. I let things emerge uncounsciously and spontenously. I ecxcape from the chats around the Art. I try to grow up in my loneliness and don’t care about congratulations for my work. I was born in Nuoro, a small town where I still live. It is a town surrounded by mountains in Sardinia, which is itself surrounded by the sea. This is the world that has shaped me. I sometimes think I am lucky that I am a self-taught painter, and that I know little about modern art. Perhaps it makes my expression purer. I was a 39 year old architect, when I finally decided to leave everything for my true love – painting. I keep thinking that art must mature properly inside oneself, before having exhibitions. Then one must remove any obstacles to the artistic flow which is a part of us since birth. I’m still experimenting with the acrylic medium. I don’t paint what I see, but what I live or lived, even if it is indirect. I let things emerge unconsciously and spontaneously. I avoid the conversations that surround art. I try to grow alone, and to not listen to acclaim for my work.