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

“As a tailor, I wrap my canvas around you to make you become the artwork that you want to narrate. Your previous, your perceptions and your inner thoughts are transformed as the warp and weft of a one of a kind tale which has last but not least been unveiled. Yours.”

By Increase Artwork | 24 Aug 2022

Andrea Solaja has recently joined Increase Art, bringing her various portfolio of abstract paintings and sculptures to the platform. Andrea creates worlds and figures, taking part in with the contrast of light and dark, and tells stories employing styles in her individual particular way to convey her inner thoughts and as a supply of reduction to escape from the shadows of her Serbian childhood when the nation was bombed.

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


How would you explain your artistic design?

At the age of 10, I have had a awful lifestyle practical experience: my state was bombed.

My sole supply of reduction to escape from the horrors of those people times was imagining worlds and generating stories inside the light-weight of the only candle I had. The shadows projected on the walls would switch into the styles of the at any time switching figures of my creativity, I can see my fingers weaving  evanescent aspects which blended with the condensation and the cold. That gentle shone on an outer area which was way too modest for a kid. I experienced to build a person to come to be internal, huge.

I keep my childhood and its goals within that little flame. I sealed the darkness I experienced inside with the wax and with the wick I tied the memories of a daily life which was not going to be mine any more.

My art unfolds around the narration of that mild. My paintings are symbionts of the match of contrasting mild and dim which narrate with no revealing, which drain my internal thoughts on the canvas stopping the designs from becoming road blocks.

Andromeda I, 2022, by Andrea Solaja


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

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

As a tailor, I wrap my canvas all-around you to make you come to be the art that you desire to narrate. Your previous, your perceptions and your feelings are remodeled as the warp and weft of a unique tale which has eventually been unveiled. Yours.

Andrea including the last touches to Alchemy (@andrea_solaja)


How has your observe advanced over the several years? Have you generally worked in an abstract design?

Wonderful question.

To be trustworthy, I’ve under no circumstances considered about it.

In terms of technique, I’m not equipped to say greater or worst, let us say that I have observed my mark, my effect. Isn’t this what every artist aspires to?

My really like for Figurative model hasn’t improve, but my sight definitely has and that’s why many persons determine my artwork, Abstract.

‘’Nearsightedness’’ is my technique, but the design is however Figurative.

Afrodite, 2022, by Andrea Solaja


What is an average day like in your studio? 

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

I am so immersed in analysis and in my ideas that I come across it tough to be existing in the terrestrial world. I’m quite gradual in production of my artwork and the purpose of this slowness is due to a good deal of exploration powering each artwork: it commences from the tale I want to inform and how I want it to be explained to the option of the material that most effective suits the tale hours of sketching… When I have the clear idea in my head of the closing result, very well that is the instant I commence with the output.

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


What/Who are your vital influences?


I have normally experienced a passion for artists who have gone against the tide, since you will need to assume versus the tide if you want to have actually modern strategies. Caravaggio, Artemisia Gentileschi, Marcel Duchamp, Banksy, Lucio Fontana… to identify a number of. Persons typically review my will work with Caravaggio’s since of the darkness and I’m fantastic with that if we want to summarise briefly my artwork.

But, the truth is various. I’m obsessed with the tales powering every single Artist and their time, the society they lived in, but mainly the motive which pushed them to make that form of artwork, their psychology, their soul, their views and doubts…


I’m a large admirer of Greek mythology, omnipresent in my do the job.

Afrodizie, 2022, by Andrea Solaja


Who are some Increase Artwork artists with do the job you are having fun with at the instant?

Truly a great deal of them, these types of as Iain Andrews, Michele Fletcher, but Johanna Bath’s will work are definitely my favorite. Her art reminds me of Gerhard Richter’s blurry series, but enriched with a feminine contact.


Are you presently functioning on any exciting new assignments?

My previous job was ‘’Semi di Luce’’ for ‘’LUCE’’ Art Exhibition in Palermo and it was such an wonderful practical experience. September is about the corner with a whole lot of thrilling jobs that I can not wait around to share with you! But now, I need some relaxation!

Semi di luce, 2022, by Andrea Solaja

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