Painter, Walter Ciandrini illustrates portraits and imaginary silhouettes. The warm and earthy colors he uses invite us to enter into an intimate relationship with these enigmatic characters.
Walter Ciandrini is an artist of Italian origin. He now lives and works in Landser in Alsace. He is supported since 2016 by Maecene Arts, an association dedicated to the promotion of artists.
Walter Ciandrini works his human figures with ink and pastel. The silhouettes are defined by continuous lines that entwine and intertwine. These lines give a vibrant effect to the figures. The artist gives them life and movement despite their static position.
Mysterious characters that call out to us
All these figures are built from the same model, the same technique and the same plastic characteristics. From a chromatic point of view, Walter Ciandrini offers his figures warm and earthy colors with a dominant ochre-red flamboyant.
The characters who do not smile seem absent, lost in their thoughts, or emptied of their expressions, which contrasts with the warm and intimate chromatic palette that the artist uses. We have at the same time the feeling to be close to these figures, because their glance calls us and the colors reassure us, but their absence of expressions keeps us however at a distance.
Marie-Hélène Barreau-Montbazet's comment
"The experience is mystical. There is something fictitious, bewitching, ritual in these insistent (obsessive?) multiplications, perhaps a sacred song, a myth, a revelation? These silhouettes belong to a universe close to a surprisingly very contemporary parietal art.
Marie-Hélène BARREAU - MONTBAZET Vice-president of Maecene Arts Doctor in art history.