Saturday, January 23, 2016

Philautia (2016)

Philautia by AFANTINI on DeviantArt

 Philautia (2016)
Your floating self is more "mine" than yours.

Oil on canvas 50x60 cm.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016


AFAN Alessandro Fantini - Blackstardust (tribute to David Bowie), pencil on cardboard, 2015

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Modify Watches interview

 Check out your watches as it's time to read the first interview of 2016 I've given to Modify Watches:

Defining himself as a "multimedianic artist", Alessandro Fantini is a self taught artist focusing on creating art through video, music, painting, photo, drawing and writing. Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci, his work never disappoints. Read on to find out more about Fantini's artistic journey.

Where do you find your inspiration?

The majority of my artworks could lead to think that I'm constantly transferring on paper and canvas my hallucinations and dreams, even though the latter represent only the 10% of my source of inspiration (and it mostly depends by the intensity of my night mental activity, that's a faculty I cannot control).
Actually I use to develop my visual ideas by following the unspeakable vibes perceived before a landscape (especially when I'm contemplating it from inside a car), listening to music, reading a book, or while walking alone in the countryside at the twilight musing about the events and the emotions I've experienced over the day. Somehow the final composition is the last stage of a long refining process triggered by a sudden perturbation of my sensorial dimension, something very close to the phenomenon of the "presque vu", “almost seen”, when we feel that we’re about to recall a name, a word or a particular, haunting feeling, without being able to tell it. The artworks are the nonverbal answers to those enigmatic perceptions.
Read on:

Monday, December 28, 2015

Wealthy doom

AFAN Alessandro Fantini
Wealthy Doom (2015)
Composed, performed, produced and mixed by Alessandro Fantini.
The first track of the new album in progress.
Art cover by Alessandro Fantini.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Director Showreel 2015


It’s quite hard to tell if, at the beginning, my infatuation for painting was stronger than my fixation for filmmaking and writing, but it’s easy to say that over the last 20 years they grow tied together forming a sort of vineyard where the pictorial images are grapes from which the hands of the narrative skill extract the wine of audio-visual elation. I wish the viewers would be able to enjoy this juice as much as I enjoy growing the vine grapes in the soil of my inborn and atoxic drunkenness.


Alessandro Fantini - director showreel 2015

An anthology of the best movies, shorts, documentaries and music videos  directed and produced by Alessandro Fantini between 2003 and 2015.
Edited by Alessandro Fantini.
Music by Alessandro Fantii: "The bronze dawn" from the concept album "Nyctalopia" (2014).

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Go fund my multimedianic exhibition

Between 2009 and 2014 I've directed three indipendent movies in three different cities, "Nepente" filmed in Rome, "EDOnism" in Tokyo and "New York, a venture" in New York, that would have later formed what I've called "The Hidden Mind Cities trilogy".
Once back in Italy I decided to showcase in a very special way the trilogy and the artistic process directly and indirectly linked to its making.
After some research in Rome I found out that the art gallery "Segni Mutanti - Mutant Signs" has the perfect features for both screening the movies and exhibiting the artworks related to them and their themes.
Since the exhibition management and artworks transport have their unavoidable costs your support and sponsorship will be crucial in making this unique project come true. This isn't intended to be only a solo show or a multimedia extravaganza but an attempt at rendering a faithful display of the invisible cities founded by our brains and inhabited by our most unspeakable desires, fears and dreams. It will be also the opportunity to experience in its sensorial entirety the "multimedianic realm" of AFAN as never before.
Check out the campaign page on for more details: