Eagles Nest Gallery invites you to ‘Australia Beyond’ exhibition.
An exhibition by Alberto Graia
Exhibition Starts: 18th January – 15th February, 2019
Champagne Opening: 5-7pm on the 18th January
Alberto’s passion revolves around two main pillars: art and the mountains.
His journey on the arts trail began at the Academy of Fine Arts of Rome
and continued to the European Institute of Design, where he graduated as
an illustrator. Pencils have always been his tools of choice, which he often
combines with colours and paint, in a mixed technique of his own making.
For this reason, among fans and friends, he is known as the Graphite Man.
As for the mountains, he has been an alpinist for forty years, climbing
routes all over Europe. And while searching for the secrets of rock with
feet and hands, he started exploring them with pencil and brush as well. So
much so, that peaks and walls appear almost everywhere in his works,
whether lurking in the background or revealing cracks and shadows where
the gaze first lingers.
When asked about his paintings, Alberto usually reveals his debt to the
imaginary worlds of surrealism. Combining solid reality with either
suspended atmospheres or flying sea mammals, he creates fanta-realistic
landscapes that take the viewer one step beyond.
This exhibition is the result of Alberto’s passion pouring into a dream of
his youth that came true many years ago: a trip to the Australian outback,
off the beaten track. While winding his way through rugged terrain with
some friends, he sketched most of his “Aussie works”, using pencils to
make emotions stick. Never to be forgotten.
Selection of Alberto’s works
50 Great Ocean Rd, Aireys Inlet, Victoria 3231