Alessandro Algardi is an Italian artist born in Milan in 1945. Fluctuating within the experimental field of the visual-poetic, Algardi’s works examine the fluidity between the act of writing and the materiality of the canvas. Working on monochromatic canvas and paper, Algardi carves several layers of scripture onto one line, rendering the words unreadable and ultimately devoid of meaning. The painting, then, becomes the storyteller – a visual poetry suggesting the limitations of language to denote a complete reality.
Algardi has participated in over one hundred gallery exhibitions worldwide, including the Imago Art Gallery in London, the International Arts Center in Venice and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, throughout this career. His works appear notably in the permanent collections of the Dubuque Museum of Art in Iowa, USA, the Savannah College of Art & Design in Georgia, USA, the Museo Giovanni Verga in Vizzini, Italy, the Mart Museum in Rovereto, Italy and the Museo del Novecento in Milan, Italy.
"Non fu proprio così quella giornata (2004), Oil and acrylic on canvas, 190 x 190 cm