Aleks Fadini

Paintings

  • "A wealth of full-blown music coming from every side, from Fadini’s fascination with contrast, tension, and exit markers..."
    AXS - Carol Banks Weber
  • "It reflects this young, up-and-comer’s fresh appreciation for jazz improvisation and natural affinity for songwriting."
    AXS - Carol Banks Weber
  • "Listeners will find the music endlessly fascinating in spite of the liberties the musicians take with harmony and hidden melodies."
    AXS - Carol Banks Weber
  • " …tightly wound backstreet riff that unfolds like the storms that blow in off the Atlantic. Snoopy would have it no other way."
    ELMORE MAGAZINE - Mike Jurkovic
  • "Pianist Alessandro Fadini brings together a subtly swinging session that is filled with lovely pastels."
    JAZZ WEEKLY - George Harris
  • "Thoughtful, filled with the pastels and grey shadows of song."
    JAZZ WEEKLY - George Harris
  • "seemingly never missing a single note in his aggressive runs and solos"
    ALIBI - Kent Miller
  • "über-proficient piano playing"
    ALIBI - Kent Miller
  • "une conception gemoetrique du clavier, faite de perpendiculaires, de parallélismes et de jeux en miroir, pour des restutats plaisants autant que fort logiques"
    JAZZ MAGAZINE - Ludovic Florin (France)
  • "une recherche menée dans l’esprit de modernes tels que Steve Lehman et Vijay Iyer […] immediatement accessible, y compris pour ce qui concerne l’aspect rythmique, la clarté…"
    JAZZ MAGAZINE - Ludovic Florin (France)

Selection of Paintings

There works have been produced in my last 10 years of activity. Feel free to contact me if you are interested in any of these paintings. Not all, but some of them are availabe for purchsase. Click to zoom and show year and title of the piece.

Some prints are available as NFT (Non Fungible Tokens). More information can also be found in the Digital Art section


    The "Space" Series: 2016-now

    This series focuses on reproducing imaginary or real astronomical objects, allowing for visual abstractions.

    Mayall's Object

  • Mayall's Object (2018). 8 x 8, acrylic on canvas.
  • Mayall's Object is a unique astronomical object, thought to be the ongoing collision of two galaxies, penetrating each others. This painting, ultimated in 2018, was a gift to Brooklyn-based drummer Luke Markham, who wrote a composition called Mayall's Object. The song is also featured in my debut album It Was A Dark And Stormy Day.

    Other Pieces

  • Space Nebula #2 (2017). 8 x 10, acrylic on canvas.
  • Space Nebula #5 (2017). 8 x 10, acrylic on canvas.
  • Red Galaxies (2017). 11 x 14, acrylic on canvas.
  • Purple Galaxies (2017). 11 x 14, acrylic on canvas.
  • Galaxy Travel (2016). 8 x 10, acrylic on canvas.
  • Deep Space (2016). 10 x 8, acrylic on canvas.

  • The "Nuanced Thinking" Series: 2018

    This series projects the modus operandi of human thinking into visual abstractions. The focus is on opposing elements: coarse,ordered thought versus nuanced, creative thought.

    Nuanced Thinking #2

  • Nuanced Thinking #2 (2018). 8 x 8, acrylic on canvas.
  • This is a visual representation of coarse thinking, in matte black, in juxtaposition to nuanced thinking, in purple. At the polar opposites of the canvas there is a black conceptualized element. Black is nuanced into purple, but clashes with the massive, compact blackness on the other side.

    Other Pieces

  • Nuanced Thinking #1 (2018). 8 x 10, acrylic on canvas.
  • Nuanced Thinking #3 (2018). 8 x 8, acrylic on canvas.
  • Rational Nuances (2018). 14 x 11, acrylic and silicon on canvas.

  • The "Neural Network" Series: 2020

    This series visualizes archetypal abstract images that evoke brain cells, networks, biology.

    Neural Network #3

  • Neural Network #3 (2020). 8 x 8, acrylic and silicon on canvas.
  • Acrylic and silicon on canvas. The unintellegible chaos of a network is balanced by the transparency and clarity of the material used to delineate each connection. Reminiscent of the Space Series.

    Other Pieces

  • Neural Network #1 (2020). 14 x 11, acrylic on canvas.
  • Neural Network #2 (2020). 14 x 11, acrylic on canvas.
  • Neuron (2020). 14 x 11, acrylic on canvas.

  • The "Music Cats" Series: 2015 - Now

    This series visualizes archetypal abstract images that evoke brain cells, networks, biology.

    Il Basso e' Chiave (2019)

  • Il Basso e' Chiave (2019). 8 x 8, acrylic on canvas.
  • A homage to my reverence for the bass instrument, this painting proposes a fusion of two shapes: the musical glyph of the bass clef, and the shape of the acoustic bass head. It was gifted to bassist Giacomo Tagliavia in 2019.

    Other Pieces

  • Music Explosion (2015). 8 x 8, acrylic on canvas.
  • Piano Infection (2016). 10 x 8, acrylic on canvas.
  • Trane (2020). 8 x 8, acrylic on canvas.

  • The "Pintograms" Series: 2019 - Now

    This series is a study on depicting complex pilosophical concepts with simple signs and shapes. It is heavily influenced by the work Philographics, by Genis Carreras. Philographics was sent to me by my mother, from the other side of the ocean.

    Anticausal (2019)

  • Anticausal (2019). 8 x 8, acrylic on canvas.
  • Much of science hinges on causality. Humans are able to think and act in non-causal way, and to contemplate the opposite of causality. Indeed, the most creative of all forces, Chaos, is anticausal. This is my attempt to depict the simplest anticausal visual happening.

    Other Pieces

  • Monade (2019). 8 x 8, acrylic on canvas.
  • Exernalism (2020). 8 x 8, acrylic on canvas.