Alessandro Bianchi, alas Sicioldr (born in 1990 in Tarquinia) is an Italian painter and illustrator living and working in Tuscany, Italy. He works mainly with oil paint, pencils and coloured pencils blending contemporary and traditional techniques. Alessandro finds inspiration in art history, psychology, mythology, philosophy, literature and science. His subjects are surreal images that originate through dreamy visions from the unconscious and the depths of mind. His visionary attitude began to sprout in early childhood, when he used to depict in his drawings strange and uncanny worlds. These early manifestations brought a scared kindergarten teacher to call his parents, asking for an exorcism. He studied and worked under his father’s guidance in his classical painting atelier where he learnt not only how to paint but how to prepare wood with Cennino Cennini’s technique, how to mix and grind pigments and how to build and decorate custom frames. Alessandro’s work has been exhibited in Italy, Belgium, France, Ireland, Spain and the US. It has been published in two books; “Drawings” & “Work” and it has been featured in numerous other art publications (online and print). In 2014 he moved to his personal atelier.
This is a sample of his work
All images © Alessandro Sicioldr
In the following video, you can see Alessandro’s paintings “Le Ombre”, “La Sibilla” and “La Grotta”, animated by Goodfellas (Alexey Karpov and Pavel Aushev) for their “Dissected Paintings” project.