Andrea Barzaghi (Monza, 1988) lives and works in Milan.
His works have been presented in various exhibitions, both collective and solo shows, in Italy as well as abroad. We recall, among others: Through Unfamiliar, Tbilisi History Museum, Tbilisi – 2019; Escape routes, Société Interludio, Turin – 2019; Superstimulus, A&O Kunsthalle, Leipzig – 2019; Malerei! Malerei !, Raum für Zeitgenossische Kunst, Nuremberg – 2017; Towards new shores, Federico Rui Contemporary Art, Milan – 2016.
In addition to the exhibition activity, we can mention the participation in the Q-RATED Nuoro workshop, organized by the Rome Quadrenniale – 2019, the first prize of the Nürnberger Nachrichten Kunstpreis, Nuremberg – 2014 and various artistic residencies such as the Italy-Georgia Prize, Tbilisi, Georgia – 2019 and Villa Fontaine, Cap d’Antibes, France – 2017.
I think I can define myself a pure painter.
For me, painting is not just a simple medium, but a specific way of relating to art, a peculiar way of thinking the artist-work relationship. It is an intellectual activity hidden behind a technical, material action. It is the connection between the intelligible world and the inscrutable one, the external and the intimate. Worlds in continuous evolution and movement, independent but also dependent on one other, always and in any case in perpetual dialogue. The starting point of my research are human beings. The human problem, understood as a set of relationships between opposing units, between the individual and society, interiority and exteriority, has always represented a large basin of inspiration for my artistic investigation. This is represented in my works, in the form of figures and elements, almost symbols, which relate to each other on the canvas or in space, creating narratives. With my works I don’t try to explain anything. Every single artwork is the crystallization of a question, of a doubt.
My art is that place in which theory and practice, form and content find their point of tangency. They are no longer two separate moments but two forces that feed one other reciprocally. I try to explore the opportunities it has to offer. I therefore try to broaden the technical, and consequently conceptual, horizon of my work with the aim of making this communication stronger, more stable, more precise.