More about the artist
According to Alejandro Pasquale, we are what we dream. This is the title of one of his works, and in it he compresses practically his entire particular and pictorial world. In this painting and in this title we find all the questions that the difficult equation of his work seems to propose. Magic as the central theme; the mask as a constant trap; the game as the perfect script; nature as the absolute answer. All his work has revolved for years around these axes that he combines in different ways, producing in all cases a visual challenge to the viewer, who easily falls surrendered to the attraction of the perfect composition and the magnificent workmanship that he offers in each of the works.
Everything is beautiful, everything is perfectly executed, everything is recognizable, everything seems very simple, but nevertheless nobody really knows what is going on there. I sincerely believe that not even the author himself knows, otherwise he would have already solved his own imaginary iconographic labyrinth. But no, he can’t. The author is trapped in the dream to which he returns repeatedly, for above all he is what he dreams.
What are those continuous masks? What are those exotic and curative plants doing? And that greenish blue that invades the atmosphere in all his landscapes, which constantly takes us back to Patinir? What are they playing at? And why are there always birds? We are what we dream, but we are what we feel, what we live, what we love, what we hate, what we suffer, what we eat, what we read, what we hear, what we sing, what we wish, what we project… We are our truths and our lies, and we are also what we paint.