Abstract Neosymbolism

In the new figuration of Alessio Papa, we find a search for the female figure that is even more intimate, delving into the unconscious. The woman is reflective, analyzing herself and conveying her soul to the viewer even through the colors that surround her.

In this new way of expressing the feminine soul, Alessio Papa uses a mix of styles between figurative and abstract. In fact, the abstract part is a vehicle to tell us that the various bursts of color symbolize the light that forcefully pierces the black background to color the woman’s mood, which has been obscured by oblivion for centuries.

The figurative part, on the other hand, shows us a female figure that is not technically extremely detailed but created with “quick brushstrokes” precisely to create this “connection” with the abstract side of the painting and form a delicately harmonious symbiosis.

The term “Abstract Neosymbolism” is not just a technical reading of the work but also something dreamlike/symbolic that the painted figure itself brings to our awareness. The dream brought to reality.

This analysis, the artist has developed in various series, all starting with the letter ‘E’, as a symbol of “externalizing”, that is, bringing out, going beyond. For example, in the “ETEREA” series, the woman is in a state of concentration and reflection, precisely to analyze herself and her unconscious. The abstract colors around (found in all the paintings) frame the figure, almost embracing and comforting her spirit.

The analysis of this pictorial style highlights primarily the pure essence of how the woman presents the “feminine” in various aspects, which in turn projects us with curiosity and discovery into this female universe that we carnally enjoy and want to know this Creature.

Indeed, as mentioned earlier, in the “ETEREA” series, we discover female reflection, while in the “ENIGMATICA” series, we uncover the woman in her art of seduction, not revealing herself entirely, but staying behind a mask that conceals her face, making it so that she wants to be discovered bit by bit. In the “ESOTERICA” series, we find her in contact with the stars, symbolizing her powerful universality.

So, in conclusion, this new “art” that the artist Alessio Papa narrates to us extensively gives us further insight into this immense and unknown female universe, where even the colors project us onto the canvas, make us reflect, and give us visual pleasure in this mix of figurative and abstract that makes us fall even more in love with the woman.

Enigmatica I

Oil and acrylic on canvas

50x70

2023

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Enigmatica II

Oil and acrylic on canvas

50x70

2023

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Enigmatica III

Oil and acrylic on canvas

80x50

2023

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Enigmatica IV

Oil and acrylic on canvas

50x70

2023

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Eterea I

Oil and acrylic on canvas

30x40

2023

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Eterea II

Oil and acrylic on canvas

40x50

2023

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Eterea III

Oil and acrylic on canvas

40x60

2023

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Eterea IV

Oil and acrylic on canvas

40x50

2023

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Eterea V

Oil and acrylic on canvas

50x70

2023

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Eterea VI

Oil and acrylic on canvas

50x70

2023

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Eterea VII

Oil and acrylic on canvas

50x50

2023

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Eterea VIII

Oil and acrylic on canvas

50x70

2024

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Erotica II

Oil and acrylic on canvas

80x50

2024

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Erotica III

Oil and acrylic on canvas

50x70

2024

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Erotica I

Oil and acrylic on canvas

80x50

2023

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Extravagant I

Oil and acrylic on canvas

50x70

2023

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Aer (Tetralogy of the natural elements)

Oil and acrylic on canvas

35x50

2023

Private collection

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Aqua (Tetralogy of the natural elements)

Oil and acrylic on canvas

35x50

2023

Private collection

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Ignis (Tetralogy of the natural elements)

Oil and acrylic on canvas

35x50

2023

Private collection

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Tellus (Tetralogy of the natural elements)

Oil and acrylic on canvas

35x50

2023

Private collection

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