Alessandro Palladini is an Italian artist best known for his surrealistic figurative paintings often populated by cartoon like characters and objects. In his youth he studied architecture, graduating with world-renowned Italian architect Carlo Scarpa. Buildings, cities, and architectural creations are the foundation of Palladini’s imagery, often alluding to his hometown, Pavullo, in the region of Emilia, Italy. The reference to the Italian Futurism movement and the work of artists like Umberto Boccioni, Giacomo Balla and Antonio Sant’Elia is clear in Palladini’s dissecting of architecture and objects into geometrical units. Yet Palladini created his personal grammar.