A painting by Alex Bertaina
I was born in Turin in 1963 and I live and work in Cuneo (Italy). I am an autodidact painter. Since I was a child drawing has been to me a prime channel of expression, I remember that at school I enjoyed drawing pictures from the incomprehensible scribbling made by my classmates. At the beginning I met the late Marco Lattes, who helped me to correct my watercolourist’s gaps . in the 1980s I attended many impromptus , where I received flattering awards and where I was able to deal with different art forms and artists in depth. In the early 1990's I had almost a close pictorial association with my friend Pierpaolo Giraudo with whom I shared a trip to the Aosta Valley in search of picturesque views. Since 1995 I have expanded my views to the north of Italy, where while participating to various national competitions I met several critics including Professor Umberto Zechariah, who presented my first monograph. In 2001, I met Jean Louis Droit, a French art dealer, whom opened for me the European scene. Since then it has been a succession of shows!
size: 19.7 x 23.6 x 0.4 in