Award winning British artist. Commissions undertaken.
Peter D’Alessandri is a figurative artist working from a studio in the Medway town Chatham. The representation and description of people is the main focus of his work.
“People I know, or people I pay to pose. Sometimes placed within a story, or at other times stripped of any vestige of a narrative. All the time I am fascinated by their sense of identity, and the dynamic relationship between subject, artist and viewer.”
He has shown his work regularly; mainly in London, but also nationally and internationally. His work has been bought by collectors worldwide.
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Peter D’Alessandri studied for a BA in Fine Art at the Norwich school of Art in the eighties. After living and working in the “real world” for the next twenty years, he returned tentatively to a life of art in 2005. He now works full time as an artist from a studio in Chatham.
I am looking for interesting opportunities to show my work in 2020. Please feel free to get in touch to share news about interesting venues or callouts.
2019: “EAL 2019”, London “The Death of Art”, Vout-O-Renee’s, London “The Nude,” Candid Arts, London Average Art Magazine, August 2019 “Impressions”, Espacio Gallery, London Sweet’Art’s “Have a H’Art”, Stash Gallery, London “Love Stories”, The Old Biscuit Factory, London. “Nude or Fully Clothed”, Nude Tin Can Gallery, St Albans. 2018: “The London Ultra 2018”, The Bargehouse, London. “Present, Perfect, Continuous” Moscow, Russia “(In)visible”, Espacio Gallery, London “the Art of Nude”, The Old Biscuit Factory, London Leegate House Open Studios, London. “Perspectives”, Espacio Gallery, London “Juxtaposition”, Elizabeth James Gallery, London “Selfie”, Candid Arts Trust, London “INTENT, Part Two”, BSMT SPACE, London 2017: Stomach III, Hoxton Arches, London. “10th annual Human Form Show”, Hilliard Gallery, Kansas City, USA 2016: “Angel Christmas Fair”, Candid Arts Trust, London “She Book Launch”, Unit 5 Gallery, London “Islington Art and Design Fair”, London “The Nude”, Candid Arts Trust, London, Hackney Wick and Fish Island Open Studios, Britannia Works, London “SHE”, 47/49 Tanner Street, London “24WA Studio Show”, Southend on Sea “Hand Maid”, Hoxton Arches, London 2015: “Kiss Me Quick”, Estuary Fringe, Southend “New Artist Fair Summer Exhibition”, Brick Lane, London “Figure & Portrait”, BAR Gallery, London NW2 5HT “Punch” Sweet ‘Arts Summer Arts Festival, Espacio Gallery, London “Estuary Fringe Festival” The Victoria, Southend-on-Sea “Pure Painting” exhibition, B.A.R. Gallery, London 2014: “Guilty Pleasures”, Juno, Shoreditch “Introducing the Project Space Artists”, Project Space, Vyner Street, London “Art does not go on holiday” Cultivate Evolved, Vyner St, London Guest Artist, Cultivate Evolved, Vyner St, London Affordable Art Exhibition, Trispace Gallery, London Stomach#2, Hoxton Arches, London ‘Open Wall’ Exhibition at Façade – London Wall; Finalist ArtGemini Prize, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London 2013: 55th Essex Open; 2011: 53rd Essex Open. 2010: Cork Street Open; 52nd Essex Open, Frank Todman Award for best portrait. 2009: Compendium, a group exhibition at Courtyards Art Centre; 51st Essex Open. 2008: Cork Street Open; Braintree Open, Third Prize. 2007: After Adam, a group show at Three Cups Gallery, Ely; Hertfordshire Art Fair. 2006: The Great Art Christmas Fair, Alexandra Palace; Liberté d’Expression, finalist; Braintree Open, First Prize; 48th Essex Open.
“Would you like to paint me?” I don’t remember her exact words, but that was the gist of it. She barely knew me, but knew that I was an artist, and had seen my work online. How those words sound to an artist’s ears! Of course I wanted to paint her. She had been through …
Why commission a portrait? I honestly don’t know the answer to that question. I can only speak from the perspective of an artist. When I look at the portraits I have painted, I consider them as a record of the time spent with the sitter – whether it was just a single session, or a …
In this strange new world of social distancing and face masks, I thought I should write a few words about how it will affect my practice for the foreseeable future. First, because of the limited space in my new studio, I will be unable to have any sittings there – it will be impossible to …
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