Calendar 2016

Viaggio, arte, rifugio, custode e passione

"Paper is the star of this series of illustrations that I made for the new Burgo Group calendar. I imagined it coming alive in the guise of a swan swimming on the water followed by its young. I imagined it becoming a journey, folding itself into a boat, a vehicle of dreams and adventures, from which a child spots a whale. I saw it becoming art, coiling itself like a message inside a bottle in a painting by Morandi. It became a refuge in which to shelter during the cold nights of the American desert. I made it become the guardian of intimate words in a "little house" of letters in which each of us, at least once in their life, has lived anxiously waiting. And I imagined it becoming passion, wrapping the bunch of red roses of a lover. Life, journey, art, refuge, passion: paper is all that and more." (Alessandro Gottardo aka Shout)

Alessandro Gottardo (aka SHOUT)

Alessandro Gottardo (aka SHOUT) was born in Pordenone in 1977, studied at the Art High School in Venice and then at the IED in Milan. Today he lives and works in Milan. His clients include magazines, newspapers, book publishers, advertising agencies and international animation studios. Among others, he has worked with: The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, TIME, Esquire, Newsweek, GQ, Le Monde, The Economist, The Financial Times, Penguin Books, Coca Cola, American Express, United Airlines and Volkswagen. His illustrations have received numerous awards and have been exhibited in Italy and abroad. He has brought out two monographs: Mono Shout (2010) and On Shout (2014), both with the 279 publishing house. He has exhibited his works at the Toto Gallery in London, at the Pavilion of Arts in Naples, at the Known Gallery in Los Angeles and recently at Palazzo Chiericati in Vicenza.