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 Artwork, bringing her numerous portfolio of summary paintings and sculptures to the system. Andrea creates worlds and figures, actively playing with the contrast of light and dark, and tells stories applying styles in her individual individual way to categorical her inner thoughts and as a resource of reduction to escape from the shadows of her Serbian childhood when the region was bombed.

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


How would you describe your creative design?

At the age of 10, I’ve had a terrible daily life practical experience: my place was bombed.

My sole resource of reduction to escape from the horrors of these times was imagining worlds and generating tales inside of the light-weight of the only candle I had. The shadows projected on the walls would flip into the designs of the at any time shifting people of my creativity, I can see my fingers weaving  evanescent facts which blended with the condensation and the cold. That mild shone on an outer space which was also compact for a little one. I had to generate one particular to become internal, huge.

I maintain my childhood and its dreams within that modest flame. I sealed the darkness I had inside with the wax and with the wick I tied the recollections of a life which was not heading to be mine anymore.

My art unfolds all over the narration of that mild. My paintings are symbionts of the match of contrasting mild and dark which narrate without revealing, which drain my inner inner thoughts on the canvas avoiding the shapes from turning out to be road blocks.

Andromeda I, 2022, by Andrea Solaja


What messages or themes do you want to communicate with your perform?

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

As a tailor, I wrap my canvas all over you to make you turn out to be the art that you would like to narrate. Your earlier, your perceptions and your inner thoughts are remodeled as the warp and weft of a one of a kind story which has lastly been unveiled. Yours.

Andrea incorporating the ultimate touches to Alchemy (@andrea_solaja)


How has your follow developed more than the many years? Have you often worked in an summary type?

Nice problem.

To be straightforward, I’ve by no means believed about it.

In terms of strategy, I’m not in a position to say superior or worst, let us say that I have observed my mark, my effect. Isn’t this what each and every artist aspires to?

My really like for Figurative fashion hasn’t change, but my sight unquestionably has and that’s why lots of people today define my art, Summary.

‘’Nearsightedness’’ is my method, but the fashion is however Figurative.

Afrodite, 2022, by Andrea Solaja


What’s an normal day like in your studio? 

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

I am so immersed in investigate and in my thoughts that I uncover it tough to be present in the terrestrial planet. I’m very slow in manufacturing of my artwork and the cause of this slowness is thanks to a large amount of investigate guiding just about every artwork: it begins from the tale I want to explain to and how I want it to be informed the choice of the product that best satisfies the tale hours of sketching… At the time I have the crystal clear strategy in my head of the last consequence, effectively which is the moment I commence with the production.

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


What/Who are your critical influences?


I have always had a enthusiasm for artists who have gone in opposition to the tide, simply because you need to assume from the tide if you want to have definitely ground breaking ideas. Caravaggio, Artemisia Gentileschi, Marcel Duchamp, Banksy, Lucio Fontana… to identify a number of. Individuals generally look at my operates with Caravaggio’s due to the fact of the darkness and I’m good with that if we want to summarise briefly my artwork.

But, the reality is different. I’m obsessed with the tales driving every Artist and their time, the culture they lived in, but mostly the purpose which pushed them to make that kind of art, their psychology, their soul, their thoughts and doubts…


I’m a big lover of Greek mythology, omnipresent in my work.

Afrodizie, 2022, by Andrea Solaja


Who are some Rise Art artists with function you’re experiencing at the instant?

Essentially a whole lot of them, this kind of as Iain Andrews, Michele Fletcher, but Johanna Bath’s works are unquestionably my beloved. Her artwork reminds me of Gerhard Richter’s blurry collection, but enriched with a female contact.


Are you at present operating on any thrilling new tasks?

My past project was ‘’Semi di Luce’’ for ‘’LUCE’’ Art Exhibition in Palermo and it was these kinds of an remarkable experience. September is about the corner with a ton of exciting initiatives that I simply cannot wait around to share with you! But now, I need to have some rest!

Semi di luce, 2022, by Andrea Solaja