About

Stefano Alaimo is a visual artist born in 1984.

The practice of drawing, which he developed while studying graphic design, has become central to his artistic approach. He mainly creates large-format drawings with India ink and a myriad of details. From a Franco-Italian family, Stefano Alaimo was raised in Madagascar until the age of 15. He draws his inspiration mainly from Malagasy crafts, East End art, Byzantine figuration and baroque European architecture.

The spirit behind Stefano Alaimo’s drawings is an attempt to attain the cold objectivity of scientific illustration. He chooses black and white because it is cold, emotionless. The perpetually frontal point of view and the object’s flat appearance are chosen for the same reason.

His trees recall botanical diagrams; his bodies look like something out of a treatise on anatomy. The artist tries to keep his emotions at a distance. Sheets of paper become screens he can lock away demons behind. They are memories of overwhelming beauty, petrifying horror, or disturbing fantasies.
And yet these attempts always fail: the drawings are crawling, seething, the paper filled to overflowing.

Stefano Alaimo is also interested in digital art (video, interactivity).

 

 

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06 2012   Video Installation (projection on sculpture
in collaboration with Andreea Talpeanu)
Lunettes de Nuit festival,
curator : Aurore Bagarry, Paris
06 2013   Filming, editing et post-production
of the teaser for Le Tabernacle by Misha Capnist
Le Gauche webzine, Paris
07 2013   Video artist and filming for The Catcher in the Rye
directed by Pauline Beaulieu, Berlin
11-12 2013   Solo exhibition (drawing)
Galerie Clara Scremini, Paris
11 2013   Collective exhibition (drawing)
Salon Mac 2000 (invité),
curators : Didier Bourdin et Louis Douce, Paris
05-06 2014   Collective exhibition (drawing)
Biennale of Brie-Comte-Robert,
curator : Isabelle Malaquin, Brie-Comte-Robert
07-12 2014   Résidence artistique
59 Rivoli, Paris
10-11 2014   Concéption, production et coordination
for the Movember project (installation)
59 Rivoli, Paris
02-04 2015   Solo exhibition
with psychology center ORME
Orme Center, curator : Maria Antonietta Avanzolini, Rome
02-03 2015   Solo exhibition,
Clara Scremini Gallery, Paris
03-04 2015   Collective exhibition
6th fair of contemporary art of St Gremain en Laye,
St Germain en Laye
04 2015   Collective exhibition
Point Flottants, 59 Rivoli Gallery,
curator par Wen Xiong, Paris
06 2015   Collective exhibition, Madagasy’Art,
curator : D. Hardy dit Suisse Marocain,
Galerie 59 Rivoli Paris
07 2016   Conception, production and coordination
of an installation for 59 Rivoli’s 15th birthday
Petit Bain Club, Paris
06 2016   Exposition collective, Madagasy’Art,
Galerie 59 Rivoli, Paris
01-02 2017   Feu de Brousse : exposition collective,
Goethe Institut of Antananarivo,
curator :  Stefano Alaimo, Antananarivo
Analakely – La petite forêt,
street performance Analakely, Antananarivo
03-04 2017   Collective exhibition,
Clara Scremini Gallery, Paris
06-09 2017   Collective exhibition
Galerie Kai Dikhas,
curator : Moritz Pankok Berlin
08-09 2017   Solo exhibtion,
Trouville Cityhall,
curator : Dominique Wallard,Trouville-sur-Mer (France)
01-06 2018   Order of two big size drawings,
Trouville, France