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"Memories of Dreams"
Alessandro has been hard at work doing an oil canvas painting for a very special exhibition dedicated to what he calls "Movie celebration" at the Art in Mind group exhbition of Brick Lane Gallery in London from 2 to 9 of October. He's currently giving the final touches to the canvas and organizing the transport and all the promoting service for the display. Together with this very special Blade Runner tribute, is also a David Lynch portrait and another one is a tribute to Oxygene of Jean Michel Jarre.
The composition of his painting doesn't pretend to be a "replicant" or an "alternative version" of the other official and unofficial posters Alvins and other artists created during these 25 years, instead he tried to focus in a pictorial way on the "cinematic mood" of the whole movie, selecting and reassembling fragments of his favourite sequences in a caleidoscopic wheel built around the famous "eye-mirror" of the opening scene.
Alessandro hard at work on the canvas.
"When I saw Blade Runner for the first time in 1995, one of the most touching and unspeakable moment of the movie has been the love scene inside the Deckard's apartment. I was fascinated by the very low pace of the images, merged with the dark-ambient eerie atmosphere evoked by the Vangelis music. The gesture of Rachel to look at the Deckard's photos and starting to play piano while he's sleeping, symbolizes to me that inner human virtue to share irrational feelings between the awareness and the unconsciousness, the same talent that belongs to every true artistic expression like painting, writing poems, playing music. Living for art is living for visions. Blade Runner is a unique and uninterrupted stream of visions one has in one's mind. Every time I watch it I can feel exactly the same poignant emotions I experimented so long ago. Emotions living still today like frozen and warm fluids after 25 years of unreal and true memories on screen. This painting is dedicated to Ridley Scott and Philip K. Dick and to the creative team who renderized their Visions."
"Obviously I hope to meet you and the other british Blade Runner fellows in London in the gallery."
- Alessandro Fantini