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Alessandro Pantani Wood Wall Art

Alessandro Pantani.

Alessandro Pantani was born in San Gimignano in 1961.

He attended the School of Scenography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, graduating in 1985. In the same year he obtained a diploma in Theatrical Scenes Manufacturing issued by the Tuscany Region.
At the end of the 80s he started his activity in the family workshop where he has been creating hand-made frames adding his personal touch to the typical techniques of the Italian tradition.

His frames are unique pieces, each one designed and built according to customer's needs in order to enhance the work of art they go with. Alessandro has cooperated with many architects, interior designers, gallery owners and collectors. With his hands he creates excellent works, products for shops and private residences among the most exclusive in Italy and in the world.

A family passion.

Alessandro Pantani, who lives and works in San Gimignano, carries on a family tradition, and that's the point: it is very important for him not to be called an artist, but a craftsman, and what a fine craftsman!

Within the family, with his father Gino, his brother Massimo and his sister Paola, Alessandro has breathed the atmosphere of the family workshop, growing up among picture frames and paintings. Every children took different studies, they had their own separate lives, but eventually they all have come back to their origins, into the family "workshop".

From the impressive vaulted workshop of so many years ago, originally located in Via Quercecchio, where even the old cobwebs were part of the medieval character of the place, now Alessandro creates his works in his new workshop in Via San Martino, that recalls part of the charming atmosphere of the ancient workshop of his old father.

Wood wall art Picture by Alessandro Pantani

Wood wall (and more) art

Some of his works are small "sculptural paintings", telling stories of pieces of wood he found on deserted beaches in winter.

Alessandro gives them a new poetic life and uses these polished pieces of wood modeled by the salt and the sand with other objects, such as old wood typefaces, to create elegant compositions and panels: inlaid landscapes of houses and castles, towers and hilltop towns.

A dream that takes form, a Lilliputian world limited in a space where the frame acquires its specific value.

Look his Wood Wall Art works

Le mongolfiere

Another recurring theme in the imagination of Alessandro is the hot-air balloon, which he repeats over time using a mixed technique comprising acrylics, collage, gilding and drawing: any means are justified to achieve the desired effect, which is to convey all the magic and mystery surrounding such a fascinating flying object.

You could say that the true subject of these paintings is amazement: the amazement felt at the sight of a hot-air balloon in the sky, the wonder when faced with such a strange and unexpected spectacle and the resulting sense of peace and reflection.

See Alessandro's stamps of hot-air balloons