To whom it may interest
My name is Alejandro Blasi. I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1968 an I have lived in Mallorca Island, Spain, since 1999. From here, I do artworks and designs works for bands all over the world..
My inspiration comes from dreams, of what we feel but we don´t know how to define. I imagine art as a window to other universes, a way to describe other possible realities. I don´t consider myself as an artist in the usual sense of the word, I think I look like an inventor. As long as I can remember, I haven been devoted to invent. In this process, fantastic literature in all its aspects and science fiction and horror films, my favourites, helped me a lot. In other words, my main capital is my imagination. I imagine and then reflect into images what I have imagined. Nothing new, this is what men have been doing since time began. And this is what I have done all my life, even without being aware of it.
One day, I understood that among the bands of certain musical types there was room for my art. These bands need an illustrator to reflect their aesthetics proposal, which in general has a very important fantastic element. And here I am to do the work I love. It is a greater pleasure to work with a band, with the passion and the excitement of its members, than painting pictures, which tends to be a more solitary activity. Seeing one of my works in a album cover, I mean enhancing the work of another artist, is more stimulating than painting a picture, which, once it has been sold, it ends in the living room of a lady next to the cage of a bird (with all my respects to the ladies and the birds of course).
I studied drawing with Alberto Breccia (“El Viejo”) and painting with Magdalena Beccarini. I feel that I owe a lot to Ana Monoff, my art teacher at secondary school, to Adrián Bojko and to Esteban Bongiovanni, art teacher in the neighbourhood where I lived.
My heartfelt gratitude to all of them.
I´d like to make it clear: I decided to withdraw from art contests some time ago. However, up to that moment, I received some awards which I mention below:
1992 – Mention – 2nd Plastic Art Biennial. Morón University. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1997 – Mention – Small Format Salon. S.A.A.P. Argentinian Plastic Artists Society. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1998 – Creativity Prize – IV Art On Paper National Salon. CEARCO. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1998 – 4th Prize – VII French Alliance National Salon. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1998 – Mention – 3rd Myths, Symbols and Legends National Salon. Yukio Mishima Cultural Center. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1999 – Mention – 5th Small Format Buenos Aires Salon. French Alliance. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2000 – 2nd Prize – VI Buenos Aires Salon. Roberto Martín’s Contemporary Art Gallery. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2008 – 1st Prize / Mallorca Fantástica, Fantasy & Sci-Fi National Festival of the Balearic Islands. Mallorca, Spain.
2022 – 2nd. Prize / Concurso de Relatos de Ciencia Ficción “Historias del futuro”. Zenda Libros.