FALL RIVER — Italian painter and installation artist Alberonero says he likes to experiment with different media and research the relation between man, landscape and nature.

“I connect my work with the tradition of the place — the intention is not to change or alter it, but to work with the elements around me,” he told O Jornal. “It’s about looking for the invisible emotion.”

This week, Alberonero (Alberto Nero) is creating an art installation on the Fall River waterfront, at the end of Ferry Street, as part of the FABRIC Arts Festival. He is using transparency and colored mesh to connect different architectural elements and create a new reading of the space.

“This is about asking the people to contemplate the environment around them in a new light,” he said. “It’s about using brutalist architecture and minimal structure.”

Alberonero’s colored squares remind the viewer of the affecting, energetic influence that chromatic interactions can have. With the help of natural light, wind and water, his art installation on Ferry Street produces colorful, moving reflections on the water.

“The mesh is a metaphor for fishing,” he said. “There’s a focus on the space and the colors to create a perception, an interaction between ourselves and the cultural elements, and a dialogue with the space. The transparent colors change during the day. The sensation you have at sunrise is different than the one you have at sunset.”

Alberonero holds a degree in Interior Design from the Milan Polytechnic Univerity. He has participated in major art events, including the XXI Triennale di Milano International Exhibition, Farm Cultural Park, Altrove Festival, Art Basel Miami, and Big City Life. He has also done solo and group exhibitions in Italy, France, Ukraine, Spain, Florida, Germany, Argentina and Indonesia and has carried out participatory art projects and color workshops.

Emanuele de Nigris, also a graduate from the Milan Polytechnic University, is helping Alberonero complete the art installation.

“This [festival] is a big opportunity for the city,” de Nigris told O Jornal. “It’s a beautiful experience. I hope it can contribute to beautify the space, this city.”

FABRIC Arts Festival is being organized by Casa dos Açores da Nova Inglaterra, with the curatorship of Jesse James, Sofia Carolina Botelho and António Pedro Lopes. For a complete schedule of events, visit fabricfallriver.com