Salvatore Alessi was born in Sicily in 1974. After Art School, he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Palermo, specializing in scenography. Then he started working as a scenographer: he made theatrical sets for the Politeama Theatre of Palermo, and the Massimo of Catania. In 2006 he devoted himself to painting professionally, permanently exposing at Il Polittico Gallery of Rome and Libra Contemporary Art of Catania.
Alessi plays with reality and abstraction in his oil works on canvas. His scenes seem to reference and subvert both the physics of the real world and an internal existence.
Is Agira, Sicily, Really the Most Fashionable Town in all of Italy? We almost thought this video was a sitcom intro, but this just goes to show you with a nice Canon shooting digital, you can make a cool video, pronto. And we think its for a mall or something. But again, very good, strong advertising concept, mixed with good video, and there you go.
We don’t know, it just seems sad to take from the Sicilian Mafia when they have given us so much by way of movies, literature, and Italian-Americans acting tough because they have heard of Sicily.
According the AP, “Police in Sicily say they’ve hit at the heart of the financial empire of a convicted Mafia associate, seizing Euro 800 million (more than $1 billion) in property and businesses, including a clinic for cancer patients and a local soccer team.
The businesses included eight construction companies. Local health mogul Michele Aiello, 53, was convicted of Mafia association, corruption and fraud and sentenced to 15 1/2 years in prison.”
If we don’t get a good Coppola movie out of this, what good was the raid for?