With his originals, Paglia works in pen and favours rich, vivid tones and vibrant textures. Composing entirely by hand, he utilises intense inky blacks to amplify the interplay between the natural light and his chosen subject. The rough grain of cotton paper further accentuates this effect as he builds layer after layer of colour to achieve a nuanced perfection. Each piece takes at least 50 hours and sometimes up to 250, but the finished effect is remarkable – a unique and innovative visual statement of genuine power. Hailing from Milan, the Italian capital of design, Alessandro Paglia has always been fascinated by the sheer elegant simplicity of colour combinations, whether it be in the fine arts, design, fashion, film or photography. With an education and background in product design and over 10 years of experience, he is also intrigued by aesthetics, textures and materials, and his high-impact artworks represent a stunning fusion of these two passions.