Galerie Forsblom, October 28 – November 20, 2011
Galerie Forsblom is the first Finnish gallery to feature Italian Alessandro Twombly’s (b.1959) vital works of art. Not only is Twombly an excellent artist, he is also a remarkable scientist and his research into botany greatly influences his artwork. In particular, he has a fascination for the different species of wild Iris in the Middle East.
At Galerie Forsblom Alessandro Twombly is showing bronze sculptures and paintings on paper. The motifs for the figures in the artworks are often from botany but the themes dig deeply into emotional states and the course of life. Illustrative examples are the seemingly archaic sculptures. The motifs for Twombly’s paintings are generally botanical studies, where the cycle of growth is shown from the bursting of the bud to the withering of the plant. The visual changes that occur in the life cycle of the plant are similar to the spiritual landscape in the course of our life: the abstract flowerings represent the emotional states of our soul’s metamorphoses.
Alessandro is the son of the well-known artist Cy Twombly. Han resides and works in his native Rome. Alessandro had his first solo exhibition in New York in 1994. He has gained further international repute through exhibitions in Germany, Switzerland and England, among other places. Twombly has also participated in a number of group exhibitions in Europe and America.