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January 6, 2011

Painting 3: Order

I believe there are 2 types of people in this world: those who obsess about clean surfaces, and those who don’t. I proudly and squarely fit in the former category. Call me a freak, but there is nothing more reassuring than walking into a clean studio where things are not only organised by size and shape, but also by colour and by expiry date, and neatly arranged over a nice clean surface, free of clutter.
Hi, my name is Alessandro, and I am an orderholic.
This doesn’t mean that I never let my hair down, I do: I once had a shelf where purples and yellows where mingling with one another, not only that, but the containers were not in size order, multiple manufacturers and the finish was completely different, some were matte, others were semi-matte. The worst 7 minutes of my life.

Order is nothing to be sniffed at, and to me is a key element to fostering efficiency in my work. Long gone are the days when artists were thought only as disorganised and bohemian. There is a moment of precious mental synchronicity when  order and inspiration are at one to produce fabulous work.

For painting 3, I am using slightly thicker MDF slats so that the painting of the face looks more sculptural and raised from the base. This will also make the profiles more prominent so the colour of the sides will be much more noticeable.

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