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Alan Sbaffi


reating new artworks is all part of Alan Sbaffi’s meticulous daily ritual, although his painting style allows him a break in the otherwise precise curation of his actions. His technique is abrupt and spontaneous, using gestures to create both powerful marks and empty areas where the canvas pauses to breathe. These blank spaces fill the void around his expressive marks in shades of black and grey and act as a frame for his maniacal gestures; forcing the viewer to examine the smallest of brushstrokes and appreciate their subtle three-dimensional nature.

There is an element of eclecticism in Sbaffi’s paintings, seen especially when viewing his entire body of work together. Abstract representations of the female nude are a constant theme throughout, and the one motif seen in most of his paintings which take the form of large-scale canvasses.

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