festinalente is an Italian anarcho-abstract artist. Since becoming obsessed with painting at age 13, he found himself drawn to the act of bringing form and color to just about any surface. Papers, panels, boxcars and city walls were all fodder for early experiments with spray paints and acrylics.
He made love to almost every material that supported some paint. This passionate empathy with his medium(s) is starkly evident in the expressionistic mark-making and composition as he uses a variety of non-traditional tools to explore the possibilities of the form.
In his own words: "He made love to almost every material that supported some paint. This passionate empathy with his medium(s) is starkly evident in the expressionistic mark-making and composition as he uses a variety of non-traditional tools to explore the possibilities of the form."
In a transition from the material to the digital level, his work manages to emerge with extra dimensions, rather than suffering a loss to the the flatness of the screen.
The real-time cross pollination and hyperenabled feedback of a global community allows him to craft responsive, vibrant abstract work that feels so immediately of-the-moment, no matter when and where the physical components came together.
festinalente is currently trying to open his practice to the spirit of pure creation and discover the veiled chaotic world that rests behind our self-assured facade of clean and orderly forms.
FESTINALENTE by XPLOIT
A few decades ago, the average man in the street would see abstract art as a visual experience and mental challenge that was both revolutionary and startling. In the present day, it would be right to state that abstract has been incorporated into our imaginations and is no longer an irritating and aggressive proposal but instead a genre that has flooded all aspects of our lives.
The sometimes called non-representational art has been present in many forms for much longer than most people might think. The game that abstract art represents to the mind leads us to think that abstract as a genre has always existed, primarily as a neurological signal, probably blocked in the modern era by religion and, mostly, lack of thought freedom.
The digital era has brought to abstract art an intense renascence of the practice, the tools, and most importantly, a refined new vision of how abstract can keep evolving. Archie is a great example of this accomplishment, bringing digital modernity along with a clear respect for the tradition and what has been previously achieved by others, combining what's possible to continue the abstract way.
Archie's work is unequivocally a process of experimentation. His background in photography gives him a clear advantage on setting the mood board for his pieces, with shocking compositions, magnificent color palettes and close to perfect alignment of elements and vanishing points.
Among other features present in his work, Archie is a master in the art of creation through repetition. Enhanced by digital tools, you can see how looping certain elements in his work can bring to life unexpected shapes, which, possessed by their previous strokes, end up in aggregated forms that extend enormous doses of beauty in all of his works.
It is a pleasure to introduce you to Archie Morley and his work. Enjoy finding the inner flow through Archie's visual experiments in this episode of the XPLOIT Gallery takeover (August 2022).
XPLOIT x FESTINALENTE gallery takeover will happen during August 2022 in XPLOIT gallery in voxels.