July 18, 2024


Art For President

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 not long ago joined Rise Artwork, bringing her assorted portfolio of summary paintings and sculptures to the platform. Andrea creates worlds and characters, participating in with the contrast of light-weight and dim, and tells stories applying designs in her personal personalized way to specific her inner thoughts and as a source of relief to escape from the shadows of her Serbian childhood when the place was bombed.

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


How would you describe your creative model?

At the age of 10, I have experienced a terrible existence encounter: my place was bombed.

My sole source of reduction to escape from the horrors of all those days was imagining worlds and generating tales inside the light-weight of the only candle I had. The shadows projected on the walls would transform into the shapes of the at any time modifying characters 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 as well little for a child. I had to develop one to develop into inner, huge.

I maintain my childhood and its desires inside that tiny flame. I sealed the darkness I had inside with the wax and with the wick I tied the recollections of a lifestyle which was not likely to be mine any longer.

My art unfolds close to the narration of that light. My paintings are symbionts of the game of contrasting mild and darkish which narrate with out revealing, which drain my interior thoughts on the canvas stopping the designs from starting to be obstructions.

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 perceive a bond.

As a tailor, I wrap my canvas all over you to make you turn out to be the artwork that you wish to narrate. Your earlier, your perceptions and your emotions are remodeled as the warp and weft of a special tale which has last but not least been unveiled. Yours.

Andrea introducing the last touches to Alchemy (@andrea_solaja)


How has your exercise advanced about the years? Have you always worked in an abstract style?

Awesome problem.

To be honest, I’ve by no means considered about it.

In phrases of system, I’m not ready to say far better or worst, let’s say that I have identified my mark, my impression. Isn’t this what just about every artist aspires to?

My appreciate for Figurative type has not modify, but my sight certainly has and that is why quite a few people today define my art, Abstract.

‘’Nearsightedness’’ is my procedure, but the style is however Figurative.

Afrodite, 2022, by Andrea Solaja


What’s 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 investigate and in my ideas that I come across it tough to be current in the terrestrial entire world. I’m quite sluggish in manufacturing of my artwork and the cause of this slowness is due to a good deal of investigate at the rear of every artwork: it begins from the tale I want to inform and how I want it to be instructed the choice of the material that ideal suits the story hours of sketching… Once I have the very clear plan in my head of the remaining end result, well which is the instant I start off with the creation.

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


What/Who are your important influences?


I have constantly had a passion for artists who have gone from the tide, since you need to consider towards the tide if you want to have truly impressive concepts. Caravaggio, Artemisia Gentileschi, Marcel Duchamp, Banksy, Lucio Fontana… to title a several. People today ordinarily look at my performs with Caravaggio’s since of the darkness and I’m wonderful with that if we want to summarise briefly my art.

But, the fact is distinct. I’m obsessed with the tales at the rear of just about every Artist and their time, the culture they lived in, but largely the purpose which pushed them to make that variety of artwork, their psychology, their soul, their views and doubts…


I’m a huge enthusiast of Greek mythology, omnipresent in my work.

Afrodizie, 2022, by Andrea Solaja


Who are some Rise Art artists with function you’re having fun with at the minute?

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


Are you at this time operating on any thrilling new assignments?

My very last undertaking was ‘’Semi di Luce’’ for ‘’LUCE’’ Artwork Exhibition in Palermo and it was such an incredible encounter. September is close to the corner with a large amount of enjoyable initiatives that I simply cannot wait around to share with you! But now, I will need some rest!

Semi di luce, 2022, by Andrea Solaja