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

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

Andrea Solaja has just lately joined Increase Art, bringing her varied portfolio of summary paintings and sculptures to the platform. Andrea creates worlds and people, enjoying with the distinction of gentle and dim, and tells stories employing shapes in her possess private way to categorical her thoughts and as a source of reduction to escape from the shadows of her Serbian childhood when the nation was bombed.

Andrea Solaja taking Orestes, what have you accomplished? off the wall when it really is offered (@andrea_solaja)


How would you describe your artistic design?

At the age of 10, I have experienced a horrible daily life expertise: my region was bombed.

My sole supply of relief to escape from the horrors of those days was imagining worlds and developing tales within the gentle of the only candle I had. The shadows projected on the walls would transform into the styles of the at any time modifying figures of my imagination, I can see my fingers weaving  evanescent facts which blended with the condensation and the cold. That gentle shone on an outer house which was also modest for a baby. I had to make 1 to develop into inside, enormous.

I hold my childhood and its goals inside of that smaller flame. I sealed the darkness I experienced inside of with the wax and with the wick I tied the reminiscences of a existence which was not likely to be mine any longer.

My art unfolds all-around the narration of that light. My paintings are symbionts of the recreation of contrasting light-weight and dark which narrate without having revealing, which drain my interior thoughts on the canvas blocking the designs from getting obstacles.

Andromeda I, 2022, by Andrea Solaja


What messages or themes do you want to connect with your do the job?

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

As a tailor, I wrap my canvas all around you to make you turn out to be the art that you want to narrate. Your past, your perceptions and your feelings are remodeled as the warp and weft of a distinctive tale which has lastly been unveiled. Yours.

Andrea adding the ultimate touches to Alchemy (@andrea_solaja)


How has your practice advanced above the decades? Have you normally labored in an abstract style?

Wonderful question.

To be sincere, I’ve under no circumstances considered about it.

In terms of method, I’m not able to say far better or worst, let’s say that I have identified my mark, my effect. Is not this what each artist aspires to?

My adore for Figurative fashion has not alter, but my sight absolutely has and which is why numerous people today outline my artwork, Abstract.

‘’Nearsightedness’’ is my method, but the design and style is nonetheless Figurative.

Afrodite, 2022, by Andrea Solaja


What is an regular working day like in your studio? 

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

I am so immersed in analysis and in my ideas that I discover it tough to be present in the terrestrial world. I’m extremely slow in creation of my art and the cause of this slowness is because of to a whole lot of investigate guiding every artwork: it starts off from the story I want to explain to and how I want it to be explained to the preference of the substance that finest satisfies the tale hrs of sketching… Once I have the distinct thought in my head of the last consequence, perfectly that’s the moment I start off with the generation.

Andrea sitting in her ‘second home’, Art Room (@andrea_solaja)


What/Who are your essential influences?


I have usually experienced a enthusiasm for artists who have long gone against the tide, mainly because you require to believe against the tide if you want to have truly ground breaking strategies. Caravaggio, Artemisia Gentileschi, Marcel Duchamp, Banksy, Lucio Fontana… to identify a handful of. People ordinarily evaluate my performs with Caravaggio’s because of the darkness and I’m great with that if we want to summarise briefly my artwork.

But, the fact is various. I’m obsessed with the stories guiding each and every Artist and their time, the culture they lived in, but mainly the cause which pushed them to make that kind of art, their psychology, their soul, their thoughts and doubts…


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

Afrodizie, 2022, by Andrea Solaja


Who are some Rise Artwork artists with function you’re taking pleasure in at the instant?

Truly a lot of them, this sort of as Iain Andrews, Michele Fletcher, but Johanna Bath’s works are unquestionably my favored. Her art reminds me of Gerhard Richter’s blurry sequence, but enriched with a feminine touch.


Are you at the moment doing work on any enjoyable new assignments?

My previous task was ‘’Semi di Luce’’ for ‘’LUCE’’ Art Exhibition in Palermo and it was this sort of an awesome practical experience. September is all around the corner with a whole lot of exciting projects that I can’t wait to share with you! But now, I want some relaxation!

Semi di luce, 2022, by Andrea Solaja

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