Investigating the relationship between time and memory, Alessandro Tofanelli creates metaphysical landscape in the form of traditional oil painting. Combining memories of forgotten places in Tuscany and his poetic imagination, Tofanelli uses fine brush strokes to create his intricate landscapes and waterscapes that combine both architecture and nature.
Alessandro Tofanelli was born in Viareggio in 1959. In 1977 he graduated from the Arts’ Institute in Lucca. In the same year he moved to Milan, where he attended the Brera Art Academy. Whilst he was in Milan Tofanelli collaborated as an illustrator for several magazines published by Rizzoli and Mondadori.
Alessandro Tofanelli has always combined his painting with his work as a professional photographer, a video documentarist and a film maker. Landscape, to him, is a privileged point of observation to contemplate the flow of time as well as to place memories of forgotten places and people whom he wishes to remember.