L'ultima volta... ancora
Andrea Saltini is an artist who defines himself as a poet rather than a painter. When he starts to work, he thinks of a color but many words arise in the paper, the words multiply and appear even structured in prose, as he says. After knowing his works (which are actually in the medium of painting on paper, with few colour touches, being black the main character) and his working process, one can understand why he states the previous. Andrea takes images from his context, the internet, music and whatever inspires him, transforms and combines them producing poetic constellations. He tells stories with melancholic atmospheres, making incongruent connections which result in dark, fantastic and even surreal tones.
For L’ultima volta… ancora, Andrea has analysed the intentional or sometimes forced connections between dancers, the idea of how one person is absorbed by the other, and how the two may become a third different unity or how one erases the other.
Sometimes I do not have time to notice, things happen in a few seconds . Everything changes. I’m alive. I am dead. And the world goes on . Sometimes my heart is as thin as a sheet of paper.
1974 | Born in Carpi, Italy
1997-1998 | Master UDP in Communication
2014 | Delia Suite Prj (artist in residence), Hangart Studio, Pavia, Italy
2013 | Fly Away From The World, 55th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
2013 | Never Again, Agricultural Exhibition Center, Beijing, China
AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
2015 | Tiaf Selection, Row Factory, London, UK
2015 | Lynx Award, Fortezza Nuova, Livorno, Italy
2015 | And all the other Men of Atlantis Prj, Artistic Retirement, Imaginarium Studio, San Francisco Port, Eastern Cape, South Africa
2014 | Believing The Light, Museo dello splendore Giulianova Marche, Teramo, Italy
L’ultima volta… ancora
Andrea Saltini completed his residency with an exhibition opened in the ´aceNITE of March 16, the first of 2016. The work of the Italian artist occupied the Dialogue Space and the Central Hall of the ´ace house.
Andrea worked in painting on paper with pieces in different sizes, and in some cases he used colors beyond his habit of working mainly with black and white. We can say that two themes appeared in his series: the one he initially planned to develop during his residence in Buenos Aires –tango– but also works in which the human figures are accompanied by animals or appear in surreal postures. For the tango, he produced a composition that took the character of a couple of dancers who get closer and closer until they become one, analyzing the intentional or sometimes forced connections between dancers, the idea of how one person is absorbed by the other and how the two may become a third different unity, or how one erases the other.