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Andrea Collesano

Andrea Collesano

Andrea Collesano was born in Pontedera in November 1980. He obtained the artistic diploma in 2004 and graduated in painting at the Academy of Fine Arts of Florence, with a thesis analysing the metamorphic and mythological figures in Bocklin painting. Focusing in particular, on the zoomorphic part. He has lived and worked for several years in Forte dei Marmi.
The sea element, the nature and animals are Andrea’s main source of inspiration. He shows particular attention to the animal kingdom.
His subjects range from miniatures representing small insects to large works where the main characters are whales and other mysterious creatures of the abyss.
He loves to draw with black ink on paper he prepares himself, giving the material a taste of ancient times and a feeling of melancholic serenity.
Stains and effects obtained by the “invecchiatura”(lit. to make it older) often become the starting point of the creation of his beasts.
Inspired by the ancient, the lost and by old symbolic and naturalistic engravings, He tries to recreate the World dwelling within his mind. In 2011 he tried his hand at sculpture in bronze, transforming his animals into tridimensional figures.
The dreamlike element that is present in his works mixes accuracy with almost scientific and obsessive attention to detail.
The symbols are repeated: keys, bicolour chess, horizons undefined and patches of architectural elements in the way of an abandoned lighthouse.
There is no trace of human presence, just animals, as though suspended, without time. As if a dream.

 

MOSTRE PERSONALI

2016

Scope, Miami Beach - Under the Stars, Barbara Paci Galleria d'Arte, Miami, Florida

 

2015

Scope, Miami Beach - Barbara Paci Galleria d'Arte, Miami, Florida

Monaco Yacht Show - Principato di Monaco

De Rerum Natura - Supra Terram, Barbara Paci Galleria d'Arte - Pietrasanta, Lucca

2014

Balene, Palazzo Isimbardi, Milano

2013

Balene, Barbara Paci Galleria d'Arte - Pietrasanta, Lucca

OFF Contemporary Art Fair, Bruxelles, Belgio

2012

La chiave, il sogno e l’anima, Museo di Villa Bertelli, Forte dei Marmi, Lucca

AA Arte Accessibile, Palazzo Sole24ORE, Milano

2010

Men, Beasts, Shackles and Myth, con la partecipazione del fotografo americano Jerry Lee Ingram, Straw Art Gallery, Jacksonville, Illinois – U.S.A

Incontri d’arte, Show Room di Marco Balderi - Pietrasanta, Lucca

 

 

 


MOSTRE COLLETTIVE

2018

Cetacea - Galleria dell'Incisione, Brescia, Italia

Ephemeral Sea - Marina di Scarlino, Puntone (GR), Italia

2017

Scope, Miami Beach - Barbara Paci Galleria d'Arte, Miami, Florida

 

2015

Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair - Istanbul Turchia

2014

IT ' S TIME TO MOVE - Galleria d'Arte Barbara Paci, Pietrasanta, Lucca

Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair - Istanbul Turchia

2013

ARS NOSTRA, Galleria l'Agostiniana,Piazza del Popolo - Roma

I Biennale dell'acquerello e del disegno, Castello di Levizzano - Modena

2012

Art Kyiv Contemporary - Kiev, Ukraine

Monaco Yacht Show - Principato di Monaco

Salone Nautico - Genova

2011

Interventi, Colle Wanda - Massarosa, Lucca

Cave Canem, itinerant collective exhibition

2010

Arte al plurale, Palazzo Carli, Sillico di Pieve Fosciana - Lucca