Andrea Solaja has recently joined Rise Artwork, bringing her varied portfolio of summary paintings and sculptures to the system. Andrea creates worlds and people, taking part in with the contrast of light-weight and dim, and tells tales making use of designs in her very own personal way to convey her feelings and as a supply of reduction to escape from the shadows of her Serbian childhood when the country was bombed.

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


How would you describe your creative model?

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

My sole supply of relief to escape from the horrors of those people times was imagining worlds and developing stories within the mild of the only candle I had. The shadows projected on the walls would transform into the shapes of the ever modifying figures of my creativeness, I can see my fingers weaving  evanescent specifics which blended with the condensation and the cold. That light-weight shone on an outer house which was as well modest for a kid. I had to create one particular to become inside, enormous.

I maintain my childhood and its desires inside that tiny flame. I sealed the darkness I experienced within with the wax and with the wick I tied the memories of a lifestyle which was not going to be mine any more.

My artwork unfolds all around the narration of that light. My paintings are symbionts of the activity of contrasting gentle and darkish which narrate without the need of revealing, which drain my interior thoughts on the canvas avoiding the designs from getting obstructions.

Andromeda I, 2022, by Andrea Solaja


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

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

As a tailor, I wrap my canvas all around you to make you come to be the artwork that you wish to narrate. Your previous, your perceptions and your inner thoughts are reworked as the warp and weft of a distinctive tale which has finally been unveiled. Yours.

Andrea including the final touches to Alchemy (@andrea_solaja)


How has your follow evolved around the a long time? Have you usually labored in an summary type?

Wonderful problem.

To be straightforward, I have by no means believed about it.

In phrases of method, I’m not able to say better or worst, let’s say that I have observed my mark, my effect. Isn’t this what every artist aspires to?

My really like for Figurative fashion has not modify, but my sight absolutely has and that is why a lot of people determine my artwork, Summary.

‘’Nearsightedness’’ is my procedure, but the model is still Figurative.

Afrodite, 2022, by Andrea Solaja


What’s 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 exploration and in my feelings that I obtain it tricky to be current in the terrestrial world. I’m really slow in output of my artwork and the motive of this slowness is owing to a large amount of study at the rear of each individual artwork: it starts from the tale I want to convey to and how I want it to be advised the option of the content that ideal suits the tale hours of sketching… After I have the very clear thought in my head of the closing result, very well that is the instant I start with the manufacturing.

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


What/Who are your key influences?


I have always had a passion for artists who have long gone towards the tide, mainly because you have to have to imagine versus the tide if you want to have truly progressive strategies. Caravaggio, Artemisia Gentileschi, Marcel Duchamp, Banksy, Lucio Fontana… to title a several. Folks generally compare my operates with Caravaggio’s simply because of the darkness and I’m great with that if we want to summarise briefly my artwork.

But, the truth is distinctive. I’m obsessed with the tales driving each Artist and their time, the society they lived in, but mainly the explanation which pushed them to make that type of artwork, their psychology, their soul, their views and doubts…


I’m a big supporter of Greek mythology, omnipresent in my work.

Afrodizie, 2022, by Andrea Solaja


Who are some Increase Artwork artists with work you are having fun with at the moment?

Really a ton of them, this kind of as Iain Andrews, Michele Fletcher, but Johanna Bath’s works are certainly my favourite. Her art reminds me of Gerhard Richter’s blurry sequence, but enriched with a feminine touch.


Are you at present doing work on any fascinating new assignments?

My final task was ‘’Semi di Luce’’ for ‘’LUCE’’ Art Exhibition in Palermo and it was this sort of an remarkable experience. September is all around the corner with a lot of interesting projects that I just can’t hold out to share with you! But now, I need some relaxation!

Semi di luce, 2022, by Andrea Solaja