Peter D’Alessandri is a figurative artist working from a studio in southeast London. 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 narrative, 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.
Callout for Models.
I am looking for people to collaborate with on a new series of paintings. I’ve tried to explain my thinking about it in my latest blog post “Who am I? What am I?” Anyone interested can get in touch via the email address on my contact page, and I’ll get back to you with more details.
Born in London in 1963, 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 southeast London.
Upcoming: “The London Ultra 2018”, The Bargehouse, London. Show opens 6th December.
2018: “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.
I’ll be showing my diptych “unnamed portraits” in the London Ultra exhibition at The Bargehouse, London SE1 9PH. The show runs from the 6th to the 9th December, 11.00-18.00. Preview party is on the 6th December, 18.00-21.00.
“Present Perfect Continuous”, hosted by Zverev Contemporary Art Centre in Moscow, has just finished. This show was a collaboration between artnumber23 here in London, and the Zverev Contemporary Art Centre. My contribution to the show was my portrait “Michael”, which the organisers kindly placed in a frame before showing.
I’ve been working on ideas for a new series of paintings for a while now, and it has got me thinking about why I paint the subjects that I do, and what are the real themes and ideas that I am trying to explore. Why do I paint naked bodies and not flowers, boats or …
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