Beautiful Abstract Portraits by Alessandro Pautasso
Beautiful Abstract Portraits
Alessandro Pautasso, also known as « Kaneda », is a digital illustrator based in Turin, in Italy. His style is characterized by large abstract portraits with a hint of Pop Art. « I break down the faces in abstract geometric shapes using strong bright colors that correspond to my style. » he explains to us.
His interest for Art started when he was a child. « All this happened the day I discovered an illustration book about the Beatles by Alan Aldridge. At that moment, I became aware of the profession of an illustrator. My father who worked in a screen printing studio had also brought home the old Mac (LC 475) that was used in the company. therefore learned by myself the programs installed on it, including Adobe Photoshop 2.5 and 3.0. I became more and more interested in transposing the paper drawing on the Mac. I was finally a huge fan of Dave McKean ; he really made me understand the power of Photoshop and scanner ! » he tells us.
« You know, I am simply a nostalgic fan of the 80-90’s which is why I often draw about pop culture on my personal projects. With my artwork, I just take a break from my daily working reality in an advertising agency. » he finally tells us.