One of the greatest European writers, Alessandro Ferri alias Dado (1975) is characterized by a strong theoretical approach to his expressive means: as can be seen from his written research entitled “ The style according to Dado”, intending Writing both artistic discipline and poetic of the street. His stroke is recognizable for the personal style that he utilizes, labyrinthine geometric solids and sinuous bands intertwined together, of which proportions are based on the harmonious spatial relationship that the golden ratio produces.
Dado’s style appears deeply “Italian”, with an approach that tends to the rational analysis of the technique: even the virtuosity allow to glimpse a natural tension towards to the introspection of the graphic sign, feature traceable in many Italian arts of yesterday and today. (by Fulvio Chimento, curator and art critic)
Dado is a graffiti artist since 1985, he collaborates with several and major Italian and as foreign artists as Phase2, Sharp, Loomit, Lokiss, Quatre, Cuoghi-Corsello, Peeta, Joys and Etnik. He is a member of EAD crew of Padova and of FX crew of New York. During the years, he took part in the main writing and street art meetings in the world.
In his artworks, both in painting and in sculpture, there is always present a systematic and formal inquiry to discover and examine the facts to establish the link from the lettering to the art. The walls as the sculptures and canvas are totally unique in design and working.
Furthermore, Dado presides as speaker at seminars organized in academic field, from the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna to the Department of History of Contemporary Art of Padova University, from the Department of Design and Visual Arts IUAV of Venice University to MAMbo the Museum of Modern Art of Bologna and at the Department of Sociology of Trento University. Works with high and middle school, taking lessons on the practical-theoretical Writing. Dado since 15 years has been collaborating with the Municipality of Bologna, both contributing personally with urban decoration and organizing events that involve the participation of Art critics and national and international writers, seeking to promote Writing as a new form of Art in front of the public opinion and the local administrations. Over the years, Dado has exhibited in galleries, museums and public spaces in Italy and abroad. Among the exhibitions are included the following: the Tour 13 in Paris, at the Biennale of Venice, the Art Biennale Nanjiing (China), at the PAC in Milan, La Scala Mercalli Villa dei Quintili in Rome.