Alfa Romeo is by far and away the most passionate car maker about their design. They have the most artistic cars and even though the health and safety regulations have restricted them in the past few years, they still have the edge. Now to boast this unique feature, they’ve teamed with Federico B. Alliney, creator of the sceneries of the “World of Pandora” from “Avatar” the movie, and present “The Cross & the Snake” Collection.
The artist explains, “I started from this inspiration to create a collection of paintings which would transmit the characters of the cars and highlight their aesthetic elements. I wanted to transport the onlooker inside my paintings. For this intent I use a pictorial technique which I have developed as movie scene designer, painting with light, superimposing layers of light and shadow which compenetrate each other. The result of this treatment is then elaborated with pictorial techniques to make stand out the smallest details of the painting.
The artist concludes, “the shapes which have inspired Alfa Romeo projects derive directly from the times of the knights of which they remain the last representatives, I refer to the aristocratic emblem which adorns their noses or the shape of their rims, and to the perforations which recall the rose windows of renaissance churches, and, also, the triangular decorations and the cross-sectional lines which clearly recall the emblems of knights tournaments, and, finally, the Alfa Romeo logo itself with the cross and the snake from which the collections draws its inspiration.
“Painting with light”
Federico B. Alliney, a passionate collector of automobiles, realizes his paintings with digital techniques applying his concept of “Painting with light”, in which matter is interpreted as a superimposition of layers of light and shadows, resulting into images inspired by pictorial and photographic tradition but incontrovertibly more vibrant of life due to the strong fluidity of the light.
The movie experiences have shaped Federico B. Alliney’s artistic style and knowledge of imaginary worlds. In his works he extrapolates the true nature and the spirit which animates the object of a painting by putting it into the context of its ideal world: the challenge lies into the interpretation of the profound meeting of shape and colours, extracting and valorising their aesthetic content which unconsciously attracts us to them. The artwork is completed by inserting the object into its world to amplify its real and most profound essence.
Federico B. Alliney for Official Alfa Romeo Art
Federico B. Alliney has realized seven artworks for Alfa Romeo Official Art titled: “Disco Idro”, “100”, “Dorian Red”, “Indomabile”, “La Bella e la bestia”, “Route 66” and “Una serata a casa”. For each car he develops and imaginary world in which its aesthetics and “soul” are brought to life and distilled to their real essence. The different settings include Venice, a tropical jungle, an iconic gas station, a race track and a futuristic super hero “living room”.
Each artwork is limited to only 30 fine art giclée print reproductions world-wide. The collection is available for purchase exclusively on www.alfaromeoart.com.