Alvaro Petritoli draws his inspiration from forests without ever representing one in particular. He uses the imagery of forests to represent 'innerscapes' that are representative of his mood and emotional states.
The pleasure of drawing, flashes of enlightenments and half forgotten memories find a meeting point in these images often organised in series. Viewers are invited to envisage their own path through this elusive network of symbolic images. They spontaneously surface from my subconscious but they are also carefully planned in their execution. Each piece emerges from a continuous process of layering, erasure and reprocessing. The aim has been to evoke something atmospheric and symbolic in nature. Just as life is a continuous process of enquiry and revelation, each piece attempts to transmit this into a corporeal form. Colours and marks are often bleached off to represent a void where microcosm ...
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