Andrea Solaja has not too long ago joined Rise Artwork, bringing her numerous portfolio of summary paintings and sculptures to the system. Andrea creates worlds and people, enjoying with the contrast of light and dim, and tells stories working with shapes in her individual own way to categorical her emotions and as a source of aid to escape from the shadows of her Serbian childhood when the place was bombed.

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


How would you describe your inventive type?

At the age of 10, I’ve experienced a awful daily life working experience: my place was bombed.

My sole source of aid to escape from the horrors of those people times was imagining worlds and generating tales inside of the light of the only candle I had. The shadows projected on the partitions would flip into the shapes of the at any time shifting figures of my imagination, I can see my fingers weaving  evanescent information which blended with the condensation and the chilly. That mild shone on an outer place which was much too modest for a kid. I experienced to make a person to turn out to be inside, enormous.

I keep my childhood and its dreams within that small flame. I sealed the darkness I had within with the wax and with the wick I tied the recollections of a life which was not likely to be mine any longer.

My art unfolds all-around the narration of that light-weight. My paintings are symbionts of the video game of contrasting mild and dark which narrate with no revealing, which drain my internal emotions on the canvas protecting against the designs from turning out to be obstructions.

Andromeda I, 2022, by Andrea Solaja


What messages or themes do you want to connect with your operate?

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 turn into the artwork that you desire to narrate. Your earlier, your perceptions and your emotions are transformed as the warp and weft of a special story which has ultimately been unveiled. Yours.

Andrea incorporating the closing touches to Alchemy (@andrea_solaja)


How has your practice advanced more than the a long time? Have you usually worked in an abstract type?

Wonderful concern.

To be trustworthy, I’ve in no way thought about it.

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

My appreciate for Figurative model hasn’t improve, but my sight surely has and that’s why numerous men and women define my art, Abstract.

‘’Nearsightedness’’ is my method, but the fashion is even now Figurative.

Afrodite, 2022, by Andrea Solaja


What’s an normal working day like in your studio? 

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

I am so immersed in exploration and in my feelings that I come across it tough to be existing in the terrestrial world. I’m quite gradual in output of my art and the motive of this slowness is due to a good deal of analysis driving each artwork: it begins from the story I want to convey to and how I want it to be told the choice of the substance that greatest suits the tale hours of sketching… After I have the clear idea in my head of the last result, properly that’s the minute I start out with the output.

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


What/Who are your vital influences?


I have always had a enthusiasm for artists who have absent against the tide, because you need to imagine from the tide if you want to have seriously innovative concepts. Caravaggio, Artemisia Gentileschi, Marcel Duchamp, Banksy, Lucio Fontana… to title a couple. Men and women typically examine my works with Caravaggio’s since of the darkness and I’m great with that if we want to summarise briefly my art.

But, the fact is unique. I’m obsessed with the tales behind just about every Artist and their time, the modern society they lived in, but primarily the explanation which pushed them to make that sort of artwork, their psychology, their soul, their thoughts and doubts…


I’m a huge fan of Greek mythology, omnipresent in my perform.

Afrodizie, 2022, by Andrea Solaja


Who are some Rise Artwork artists with operate you are having fun with at the instant?

Essentially a whole lot of them, such as Iain Andrews, Michele Fletcher, but Johanna Bath’s performs are certainly my most loved. Her art reminds me of Gerhard Richter’s blurry series, but enriched with a feminine touch.


Are you at present doing the job on any thrilling new jobs?

My very last task was ‘’Semi di Luce’’ for ‘’LUCE’’ Art Exhibition in Palermo and it was these kinds of an wonderful expertise. September is about the corner with a ton of exciting tasks that I just can’t wait around to share with you! But now, I need to have some relaxation!

Semi di luce, 2022, by Andrea Solaja