Born in 1995 in Bari, Puglia, Alessandro De Marinis is an artist, photographer and graduate writer of the Decorative Arts... Read More
Born in 1995 in Bari, Puglia, Alessandro De Marinis is an artist, photographer and graduate writer of the Decorative Arts of Paris. After spending many years in Italy, in symbiosis with his family, his twin brother and his mother, and after graduating from the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Bari, he decided to go to Paris where he attended the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts décoratifs.
His work is thus built on the experiences that have marked his life in southern Italy: his religious family, his relationship with his twin brother and his homosexuality. His artistic universe
is populated by twins, myths, angelic figures, religious images, androgynes. Between poetry and fiction, his projects are crossed by the theme of the couple in the broad sense: the twin couple, the relationship mother-son, sedentary and nomads, angels and servants. In a penetrating style and with a political and sacred sense that does not prevent subversive irony, Alessandro De Marinis creates a personal universe animated by complex characters — the social machine,
the heartless, the protective angels—reinterpreting myths like Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel. Both intimate and collective, Alessandro’s work makes it possible to question the present from archaic images, gestures and traditions, starting from his most intimate imagination until he arrives at the actuality. He makes it the frame of narratives where his visual poetics associate with the imaginary creation of different worlds. In her work, Alessandro questions the human journey, raising questions such as social determination, good and evil, the relationship to the other and to oneself through the theme of double and androgynous.