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 lately joined Rise Artwork, bringing her varied portfolio of summary paintings and sculptures to the platform. Andrea creates worlds and characters, actively playing with the distinction of mild and darkish, and tells stories utilizing shapes in her have individual way to convey her emotions and as a source of relief to escape from the shadows of her Serbian childhood when the nation was bombed.

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


How would you explain your inventive design?

At the age of 10, I have had a horrible everyday living experience: my nation was bombed.

My sole resource of reduction to escape from the horrors of people days was imagining worlds and producing stories within the light-weight of the only candle I experienced. The shadows projected on the partitions would switch into the shapes of the at any time transforming figures of my creativeness, I can see my fingers weaving  evanescent details which blended with the condensation and the cold. That gentle shone on an outer room which was much too smaller for a little one. I had to create a single to develop into inside, enormous.

I keep my childhood and its desires inside that little flame. I sealed the darkness I experienced within with the wax and with the wick I tied the memories of a everyday living which was not heading to be mine any more.

My artwork unfolds all over the narration of that mild. My paintings are symbionts of the activity of contrasting light and dark which narrate with no revealing, which drain my interior inner thoughts on the canvas stopping the styles from getting obstructions.

Andromeda I, 2022, by Andrea Solaja


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

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

As a tailor, I wrap my canvas about you to make you come to be the artwork that you desire to narrate. Your earlier, your perceptions and your thoughts are remodeled as the warp and weft of a exclusive story which has last but not least been unveiled. Yours.

Andrea introducing the remaining touches to Alchemy (@andrea_solaja)


How has your follow developed over the decades? Have you usually worked in an summary design and style?

Nice dilemma.

To be trustworthy, I’ve never ever thought about it.

In terms of procedure, I’m not able to say superior or worst, let’s say that I have observed my mark, my effect. Is not this what every artist aspires to?

My love for Figurative design has not modify, but my sight unquestionably has and that is why lots of men and women outline my artwork, Abstract.

‘’Nearsightedness’’ is my strategy, but the type is still Figurative.

Afrodite, 2022, by Andrea Solaja


What’s an common 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 find it really hard to be existing in the terrestrial environment. I’m incredibly gradual in production of my art and the cause of this slowness is due to a good deal of study driving each and every artwork: it commences from the story I want to notify and how I want it to be explained to the preference of the content that most effective fits the tale hrs of sketching… The moment I have the obvious notion in my head of the remaining final result, well that’s the instant I start with the creation.

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


What/Who are your essential influences?


I have usually experienced a enthusiasm for artists who have gone against the tide, due to the fact you need to feel versus the tide if you want to have truly ground breaking concepts. Caravaggio, Artemisia Gentileschi, Marcel Duchamp, Banksy, Lucio Fontana… to identify a few. Persons generally evaluate my is effective with Caravaggio’s since of the darkness and I’m high-quality with that if we want to summarise briefly my artwork.

But, the reality is different. I’m obsessed with the tales guiding just about every Artist and their time, the society they lived in, but mostly the motive which pushed them to make that variety of artwork, their psychology, their soul, their thoughts and doubts…


I’m a substantial admirer of Greek mythology, omnipresent in my get the job done.

Afrodizie, 2022, by Andrea Solaja


Who are some Rise Art artists with operate you’re enjoying at the moment?

Basically a whole lot of them, these types of as Iain Andrews, Michele Fletcher, but Johanna Bath’s is effective are absolutely my favorite. Her artwork reminds me of Gerhard Richter’s blurry series, but enriched with a feminine touch.


Are you presently performing on any enjoyable new jobs?

My last task was ‘’Semi di Luce’’ for ‘’LUCE’’ Artwork Exhibition in Palermo and it was this kind of an astounding practical experience. September is all over the corner with a great deal of remarkable tasks that I just cannot hold out to share with you! But now, I have to have some rest!

Semi di luce, 2022, by Andrea Solaja

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