by Alejandro M. Parisi
A digital exhibition
presented by Zenvampires
We proudly present “Study Notes” by Alejandro M. Parisi.
Alejandro Martín Parisi, born in 1982, of Argentine and Italian nationality, has lived in Paris since 2015. From his stay in France, he incorporates notes from seminars on art history and art market into his pictorial work, as well as drawings made in Parisian museums and parks.
The artist used many of the art history and art market study notes for his work when he arrived in Paris in August 2015, and then continued to work on the set until today. These works have never been exhibited before.
Below you’ll find some words from the artist. And of course his work.
If you are interested in purchasing one of the paintings you can find here the price list and the contact details of the artist.
For this body of work, I used many of my notes from studying art history and the art market when I arrived in Paris in August 2015 and then continued reworking until today. These works were never shown.
I’ve been painting since I’m 19 years old, which means that I’ve been painting for 20 years now (14 professionally). All these years one of my searches was to transform the act of painting as natural as having breakfast or getting dressed. The means for arriving at this notion took me until today to include as much as I can from my everyday life, mainly the notes I daily make, not only when I study but also any idea that I might want to write down or even the grocery list. By doing this I can remind myself that I’m always painting.
For this exhibition at the castle, I’m showing works that I’ve never shown before. Some of them are made of collage with the notes I took when I was studying art market, after my arrival to Paris in August 2015. Prior to this, I was born and lived all of my life in the capital city of Argentina, Buenos Aires.
I got this idea from one of my classmates, after 2 weeks from having started the master and feeling a little frustrated for not having much free time to paint, she told me she liked my notes. That same night I started creating my first paintings in Paris. Needless to say I became one of the best students that year. I literally never missed a class and took tons of notes, almost a transcript from the teachers lessons.
I learned to create with what I have in my hand and in my mind and I still work to erase the distance between the two.
Sitting down at my desk, I grab my notes from school and wonder, how much do I remember of all of this? I look at every piece of paper I read over all the information again and suddenly noticed that everything that I read, I read it for the first time. The person who took those notes is no longer the person who later studied those notes and passed the exams and it’s no longer the person who is looking at these notes today.
When I’m about to work I have no memory of ever having learned anything. This feeling I cannot help having it. One part of my brain is occupied in patterns which respond to automatic programs but another part of my brain responds to other forces, which can only appear when I forget about what I know. They tell me what I should do today only on the condition that I don’t ask for tomorrow and that I don’t complain about yesterday.
Alejandro M. Parisi