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

Andrea Solaja has a short while ago joined Increase Artwork, bringing her assorted portfolio of abstract paintings and sculptures to the platform. Andrea creates worlds and figures, playing with the distinction of light and dim, and tells tales utilizing styles in her possess own way to express her emotions and as a resource of aid to escape from the shadows of her Serbian childhood when the place 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 inventive design?

At the age of 10, I have experienced a terrible life working experience: my region was bombed.

My sole source of aid to escape from the horrors of these days was imagining worlds and producing stories inside the mild of the only candle I had. The shadows projected on the partitions would transform into the shapes of the at any time transforming people 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 house which was far too tiny for a kid. I had to generate just one to grow to be internal, huge.

I hold my childhood and its desires inside of that small flame. I sealed the darkness I experienced inside with the wax and with the wick I tied the reminiscences of a lifestyle which was not heading to be mine anymore.

My artwork unfolds all around the narration of that gentle. My paintings are symbionts of the match of contrasting light-weight and dark which narrate without the need of revealing, which drain my internal inner thoughts on the canvas avoiding the designs from getting obstacles.

Andromeda I, 2022, by Andrea Solaja


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

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

As a tailor, I wrap my canvas close to you to make you turn out to be the art that you would like to narrate. Your earlier, your perceptions and your feelings are transformed as the warp and weft of a exceptional story which has eventually been unveiled. Yours.

Andrea introducing the last touches to Alchemy (@andrea_solaja)


How has your exercise advanced over the decades? Have you always labored in an abstract type?

Good query.

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

In phrases of system, I’m not equipped to say superior or worst, let’s say that I have observed my mark, my effect. Isn’t this what each and every artist aspires to?

My really like for Figurative model hasn’t alter, but my sight surely has and that’s why numerous people today determine my art, Summary.

‘’Nearsightedness’’ is my approach, but the fashion is continue to Figurative.

Afrodite, 2022, by Andrea Solaja


What is an normal day like in your studio? 

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

I am so immersed in study and in my ideas that I come across it challenging to be existing in the terrestrial globe. I’m quite gradual in production of my artwork and the rationale of this slowness is owing to a great deal of research behind every single artwork: it commences from the tale I want to convey to and how I want it to be informed the preference of the material that best fits the tale hrs of sketching… At the time I have the distinct idea in my head of the closing consequence, effectively that’s the minute I get started 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 versus the tide, since you need to believe towards the tide if you want to have actually modern tips. Caravaggio, Artemisia Gentileschi, Marcel Duchamp, Banksy, Lucio Fontana… to identify a few. Men and women usually look at my will work with Caravaggio’s simply because of the darkness and I’m high-quality with that if we want to summarise briefly my art.

But, the truth is various. I’m obsessed with the tales at the rear of each Artist and their time, the culture they lived in, but mostly the reason which pushed them to make that form of artwork, their psychology, their soul, their feelings and uncertainties…


I’m a big fan of Greek mythology, omnipresent in my function.

Afrodizie, 2022, by Andrea Solaja


Who are some Rise Art artists with do the job you might be experiencing at the second?

Truly a good deal of them, this kind of as Iain Andrews, Michele Fletcher, but Johanna Bath’s will work are certainly my favourite. Her artwork reminds me of Gerhard Richter’s blurry collection, but enriched with a female touch.


Are you at the moment doing work on any exciting new tasks?

My final job was ‘’Semi di Luce’’ for ‘’LUCE’’ Artwork Exhibition in Palermo and it was such an amazing practical experience. September is all-around the corner with a ton of fascinating tasks that I just can’t wait around to share with you! But now, I require some rest!

Semi di luce, 2022, by Andrea Solaja

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