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 recently joined Increase Art, bringing her various portfolio of abstract paintings and sculptures to the system. Andrea creates worlds and characters, playing with the distinction of gentle and dark, and tells tales applying shapes in her own own way to specific her emotions and as a resource of reduction to escape from the shadows of her Serbian childhood when the state was bombed.

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


How would you describe your creative design and style?

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

My sole supply of reduction to escape from the horrors of these times was imagining worlds and creating tales inside of the light-weight of the only candle I experienced. The shadows projected on the walls would transform into the designs of the ever transforming characters of my creativity, I can see my fingers weaving  evanescent particulars which blended with the condensation and the cold. That light shone on an outer space which was too tiny for a child. I experienced to produce a person to develop into inner, enormous.

I maintain my childhood and its dreams inside that compact flame. I sealed the darkness I had inside of with the wax and with the wick I tied the reminiscences of a lifestyle which was not likely to be mine any more.

My artwork unfolds all over the narration of that light. My paintings are symbionts of the game of contrasting light-weight and dim which narrate devoid of revealing, which drain my inner feelings on the canvas preventing the styles from becoming obstructions.

Andromeda I, 2022, by Andrea Solaja


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

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

As a tailor, I wrap my canvas all-around you to make you turn into the artwork that you desire to narrate. Your previous, your perceptions and your feelings are transformed as the warp and weft of a unique story which has last but not least been unveiled. Yours.

Andrea adding the final touches to Alchemy (@andrea_solaja)


How has your practice advanced around the decades? Have you constantly worked in an summary model?

Good query.

To be honest, I’ve under no circumstances imagined about it.

In conditions of approach, I’m not in a position to say improved or worst, let’s say that I have uncovered my mark, my impression. Is not this what every artist aspires to?

My adore for Figurative style hasn’t improve, but my sight definitely has and that is why many people determine my artwork, Summary.

‘’Nearsightedness’’ is my method, but the model is still Figurative.

Afrodite, 2022, by Andrea Solaja


What is an normal day like in your studio? 

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

I am so immersed in analysis and in my ideas that I locate it tricky to be present in the terrestrial earth. I’m quite gradual in creation of my artwork and the purpose of this slowness is due to a good deal of investigation at the rear of every single artwork: it starts off from the story I want to tell and how I want it to be explained to the choice of the materials that greatest fits the story several hours of sketching… As soon as I have the clear thought in my head of the final final result, effectively that’s the minute I start with the output.

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


What/Who are your vital influences?


I have constantly experienced a enthusiasm for artists who have absent in opposition to the tide, for the reason that you need to think versus the tide if you want to have seriously innovative concepts. Caravaggio, Artemisia Gentileschi, Marcel Duchamp, Banksy, Lucio Fontana… to name a couple. People today normally assess my will work with Caravaggio’s simply because of the darkness and I’m fantastic with that if we want to summarise briefly my artwork.

But, the reality is distinctive. I’m obsessed with the tales powering just about every Artist and their time, the modern society they lived in, but generally the rationale which pushed them to make that form of artwork, their psychology, their soul, their thoughts and uncertainties…


I’m a enormous fan of Greek mythology, omnipresent in my perform.

Afrodizie, 2022, by Andrea Solaja


Who are some Rise Artwork artists with do the job you happen to be enjoying at the instant?

Actually a whole lot of them, these kinds of as Iain Andrews, Michele Fletcher, but Johanna Bath’s operates are definitely my favored. Her artwork reminds me of Gerhard Richter’s blurry collection, but enriched with a feminine touch.


Are you at present doing work on any remarkable new tasks?

My past challenge was ‘’Semi di Luce’’ for ‘’LUCE’’ Artwork Exhibition in Palermo and it was such an awesome experience. September is around the corner with a large amount of exciting initiatives that I can’t wait to share with you! But now, I will need some relaxation!

Semi di luce, 2022, by Andrea Solaja