Franco il Vincente

  • Alessandro Pellican
  • 2010
  • Inv. No. 235.15.03
  • Edition 100 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Ritratto, Ritratto, Ritratto
Size S
50x33cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Unframed Mounting
50x33cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Showcase frame Mounting
50x33cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting

It seems that the figure’s gaze must be effaced in this black-and-white photograph. The person looks at us frontally, but at the same time we cannot see him completely, as he is partly protected by dark glasses and a somewhat scornful look. His face is propped up on his left fist, and the musicality of the photograph is delicate and decisive.
This series of portraits from 2010 reveals Alessandro Pellican’s tones and stylistic approach. First of all, black and white gives psychological depth to the portrayed subjects; the poses, never commonplace or ordinary, are always on the verge of seeing without being seen; the curious, ambiguous titles identify yet also allude to personal relationships and past experiences.
Alessandro Pellican, who has a degree in Medieval History, explored his passion for photography and turned it into a profession. Skilled at using different types of cameras, over the years the artist has developed great digital technique that enhances black-and-white portraiture, clearly derived from the Leica School. He has been featured a number of times in his hometown of Trieste. In 2010 Pellican’s photographs were shown at the Galleria LipanjePuntin–Artecontemporanea (Trieste) at Passion is the difference. Part III, alongside the works of Masbedo, Mappletorphe, Gao Xingjian and Emilio Vedova. The following year, the gallery then devoted a solo show to the photographer. In 2013 he participated in the collective exhibition Il piacere di scambiarsi punti di vista, staged in Cittanova d’Istria to celebrate Croatia’s entry into the European Union. In 2015 the Kleine Berlin (Trieste) devoted an important anthological exhibition to him, entitled Magma Story and curated by Marianna Accerboni.
Alessandro Pellican lives and works in Trieste.