Interview with Andrea Marchesini

How did you come to art, or how did art come to you?

The artist does not “come to” anything nor does he receive external influence: he develops what he has in himself when existential circumstances “free” him from conditioning. In fact, the artist experiences life and its events in two ways: through common perception but also through the mind’s eye.


Atarassia, 2017, Acrylic on Canvas, 100 x 70 cm

Where do you get your inspiration from?

Generally, I take inspiration from events that lead me to reflect on the history of man and his myths. I process it at the first light of day, in that space between unconsciousness and wakefulness, where we do not clearly perceive reality.

Il Galata

Il Galata, 2016, Acrylic, Enamel on Canvas, 100 x 70 cm

What have been the highlights of your artistic career?

There have not been any specific moments, but there have been phases that favoured the interplay between “feeling”, “seeing”, and “creating”. I visited exhibitions and museums because of an inner impulse that motivated me. Visual perception made me “recognise” a path and I’m following it. But at the same time, I do not believe in specific moments as highlights, but in the importance of a constant routine of research and work.


Reverse, 2017, Acrylic on Canvas, 100 x 70 cm

Which artists do you admire?

Although, artistically I sought a language that was uniquely mine, there are many artists who inspired me. To name a few, Giotto, Tiziano, Tintoretto, Brugel, Ensor, Turner, Van Gogh, Miró, Gauguin, Chagall, Keith Haring, De Kooning, Pollock, Rothko, Achtung, Clement, Kia and Busquiat.

Do you have a vision of what your artistic future might look like?

The artist does not have a career to follow (as others create it for him), but instead a series of moments to be lived to the full: I will last as long as I continue to create.

Ritratto di famiglia

Ritratto di famiglia, 2016, Acrylic Enamel on Canvas, 100 x 70 cm

What do you enjoy most about your work?

“Creation”: that marvellous and fleeting moment in which an idea arises and then is transformed into creation. In reality, the artist is like a child who plays and never stops, until the end of his existence and beyond.

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