Così è l'intensità. Il passare del tempo e il male che fa

  • Alessandro Pellican
  • 2013
  • Inv. No. 235.15.06
  • Edition 100 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Ritratto
Size S
50x35cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Unframed Mounting
35x50cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Showcase frame Mounting
50x35cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting

The title of this work could be used as a melancholy warning, a nursery rhyme, a reflection on the human being and his past, present and future existence. In its incessant flow, time – along with the memories it bears – is the main subject of this picture, in which two faces from different generations, one smiling and carefree, and the other pensive and sad, are juxtaposed with a classical statue, which represents all the stories and ages of man.
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.