Born in New York in 1964 from Italian parents, he studies in Italy, in a limited provincial environment, spending the summer in USA, a world much richer in stimuli and loves. During the long Italian winters, spent in the school-home routine, the only escape is his fantasy and his pencil becomes the tool to achieve his own dreams, thus approaching himself to the world of Art which will play such an important role in his life. After he gets his Art certificate of Secondary Education in Taranto, he matriculates at the Faculty of Architecture of “La Sapienza” in Rome.
Rome, the pleasant synthesis between the two different worlds of his adolescence, is the magic place of his very first apprenticeship in the hard search of his self and the reasons of his own art.
In his symbolist-figurative period, his paintings, filled with white geese swarming in squares, streets, or lying lonely in wait, are symbols of purity and ingenuousness, respect and simplicity. The silent and astonished geese, witnesses of the every day life, represent the best and most honest part of ourselves and are, in a dream dimension, a projection of purity and liberty, a reminiscence of our lost `age of innocence´.
Once thid phase is concluded, Alex’s art gets nourishment and life from his studies in architecture:his still current
neo-cubist-figurative period starts. The city architectures melt and wrap the senses in a new magic, with warm tones in a modern figurative style,in which abstraction sofltly takes shape in “wonderful metropolitan enchantments”.
Paintings as you would see in your dreams: fragments of images, spectacular enchantments, realistic and abstract landscapes.
A myriad of emotions meet on the canvas as dictated by the fervid imagination of the artist. Colors and light are fundamental to inspire interest, understanding and serenity.
Alexander Luigi Di Meglio looks inside himself to produce a series of offerings that are born from reality and imagination. Between brush and pencil he expresses his innovative artistic style creating semi-abstract art with color on color, with paint on paint, with a blend of textural materials: abstract expressionism.
His work is reminiscent of the German painters from the middle of the last century as can be seen in the integrity of the picture plane, in the definition of geometric elements in nature and the attention to details of objects and in their interaction.
For many years I have been following the work of Alexander Luigi Di Meglio, and through a careful study of his paintings one can continually observe the intense growth of experience and expression.
I believe that the most relevant aspect of Di Meglio’s art is his inexhaustible, unending research, but the element that is even more important is his capacity to engage the observer, to start a dialogue with him, to start a journey where color is an expression, and the destination is a new and different world born from his paintings. In this world the daily mediocrity does not exist nor does the wretched squalor of preconceptions. It is a world where intense emotions can confuse the soul, but where losing yourself can bring to self-renewal through a miracle that only art can create.