Alberto Condotta is an Italian emerging visual artist based in UK.
After graduating in painting in Venice, he is now carrying out a practice-led PhD research on pattern superimposition at Birmingham City University. He has been granted an AHRC award and has been hosted by residency programmes in the U.S., Austria, Finland and Spain. Since 2008 his work has been shown in UK, U.S. and continental Europe.
Stairway is a painting on silk size 70x50cm. It consists of three overlapping layers made by different techniques: digital print, acrylic painting and silk screen. Although the content of the artwork might look non-figurative or confused at the first glance, a slow, defocused sight will let the layers merge together and the image emerge. This piece blends a view of the Dolomites (which are from Condotta's region) and a stairway in Leith where he used to pass through every day. The viewer sight shall be absorbed by this dream-like visualisation of opposite perspectives.
National Biennale: Leicester 2014