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Interview with Andrea Solaja, the Figurative Artist of Light and Dark

Interview with Andrea Solaja, the Figurative Artist of Light and Dark

“As a tailor, I wrap my canvas all over you to make you turn out to be the artwork that you wish to narrate. Your previous, your perceptions and your emotions are reworked as the warp and weft of a distinctive tale which has lastly been unveiled. Yours.”

By Rise Artwork | 24 Aug 2022

Andrea Solaja has lately joined Increase Art, bringing her assorted portfolio of summary paintings and sculptures to the platform. Andrea creates worlds and figures, enjoying with the contrast of mild and dim, and tells tales working with shapes in her individual individual way to specific her emotions and as a supply of relief to escape from the shadows of her Serbian childhood when the nation was bombed.

Andrea Solaja taking Orestes, what have you completed? off the wall when it is sold (@andrea_solaja)


How would you describe your artistic style?

At the age of 10, I’ve experienced a horrible life experience: my state was bombed.

My sole supply of reduction to escape from the horrors of all those days was imagining worlds and creating tales inside the gentle of the only candle I had. The shadows projected on the walls would turn into the designs of the at any time shifting characters of my creativeness, I can see my fingers weaving  evanescent information which blended with the condensation and the chilly. That gentle shone on an outer space which was far too compact for a baby. I experienced to develop just one to become inside, huge.

I keep my childhood and its dreams inside that smaller flame. I sealed the darkness I experienced inside with the wax and with the wick I tied the recollections of a lifetime which was not going to be mine any more.

My artwork unfolds all over the narration of that light. My paintings are symbionts of the video game of contrasting mild and dim which narrate without the need of revealing, which drain my internal feelings on the canvas protecting against the styles from starting to be obstacles.

Andromeda I, 2022, by Andrea Solaja


What messages or themes do you want to converse with your function?

I paint the stories that strike my chords, with which I understand a bond.

As a tailor, I wrap my canvas about you to make you turn out to be the artwork that you want to narrate. Your earlier, your perceptions and your feelings are transformed as the warp and weft of a exclusive tale which has lastly been unveiled. Yours.

Andrea introducing the closing touches to Alchemy (@andrea_solaja)


How has your observe advanced around the decades? Have you often labored in an summary fashion?

Great query.

To be trustworthy, I’ve never considered about it.

In terms of technique, I’m not ready to say superior or worst, let’s say that I have found my mark, my perception. Is not this what just about every artist aspires to?

My appreciate for Figurative model hasn’t change, but my sight absolutely has and that is why quite a few people define my artwork, Summary.

‘’Nearsightedness’’ is my strategy, but the design is nonetheless Figurative.

Afrodite, 2022, by Andrea Solaja


What’s an average day like in your studio? 

Oh, you would be so bored paying out time with me in the studio!

I am so immersed in exploration and in my ideas that I find it really hard to be current in the terrestrial earth. I’m pretty gradual in manufacturing of my artwork and the reason of this slowness is owing to a large amount of analysis guiding each and every artwork: it commences from the tale I want to notify and how I want it to be instructed the preference of the materials that most effective satisfies the story hrs of sketching… As soon as I have the crystal clear plan in my head of the remaining end result, well that’s the instant I start off with the generation.

Andrea sitting in her ‘second home’, Artwork Space (@andrea_solaja)


What/Who are your vital influences?


I have often experienced a passion for artists who have absent in opposition to the tide, due to the fact you want to feel versus the tide if you want to have truly impressive concepts. Caravaggio, Artemisia Gentileschi, Marcel Duchamp, Banksy, Lucio Fontana… to identify a several. People today typically evaluate my performs with Caravaggio’s for the reason that of the darkness and I’m great with that if we want to summarise briefly my artwork.

But, the reality is unique. I’m obsessed with the tales driving each Artist and their time, the modern society they lived in, but mainly the reason which pushed them to make that sort of art, their psychology, their soul, their ideas and uncertainties…


I’m a massive lover of Greek mythology, omnipresent in my function.

Afrodizie, 2022, by Andrea Solaja


Who are some Increase Artwork artists with get the job done you happen to be making the most of at the moment?

In fact a ton of them, these as Iain Andrews, Michele Fletcher, but Johanna Bath’s functions are definitely my favorite. Her artwork reminds me of Gerhard Richter’s blurry sequence, but enriched with a female touch.


Are you currently working on any interesting new tasks?

My previous task was ‘’Semi di Luce’’ for ‘’LUCE’’ Artwork Exhibition in Palermo and it was this kind of an incredible experience. September is all around the corner with a good deal of interesting projects that I can not wait to share with you! But now, I want some relaxation!

Semi di luce, 2022, by Andrea Solaja