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Andrea Mariconti

Andrea Mariconti was born in Italy in 1978. He lives and works between Cremona and Milan (Italy).
Graduated at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, major in visual arts and scenography, he has been appointed assistant professor at NABA (Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti) of Milan. Between 2005 and 2006 he has been in Kosovo teaching art therapy to childs victims of war traumas and he has been teacher to a disabled students school of drama. In 2005 he attended an Anselm Kiefer workshop, during the setting up of the Seven Heavenly Palaces at the Hangar Bicocca in Milan. Since 2009 he has conducted a wide range of experience of laboratories in the social health sector, in Italy and South Africa (orphans, psychiatry, oncology, kids with relation problems). In 2011 he won the Best of Show at the UNESCO International Bioethics Art Prize. In 2015, he conducted a project for the Universal Exposition Fair hosted in Milan, Italy, focusing on a new dynamic experience about the Diocesano Museum in Milan (Kanon Mouseion). Since the first exhibition in 2003 he is represented in the most important International art fairs (Basel, Tai Pei, Karlsruhe, Strasbourg).
He works with natural materials (ashes – wax – copper – bronze – petroil – raw soil ), the only colour he uses in his paintings is ‘white’. His work is about exploration of materials, their expressive and conceptual properties and their transmutation.

Andrea Mariconti

Andrea Mariconti was born in Italy in 1978. He lives and works between Cremona and Milan (Italy).
Graduated at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, major in visual arts and scenography, he has been appointed assistant professor at NABA (Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti) of Milan. Between 2005 and 2006 he has been in Kosovo teaching art therapy to childs victims of war traumas and he has been teacher to a disabled students school of drama. In 2005 he attended an Anselm Kiefer workshop, during the setting up of the Seven Heavenly Palaces at the Hangar Bicocca in Milan. Since 2009 he has conducted a wide range of experience of laboratories in the social health sector, in Italy and South Africa (orphans, psychiatry, oncology, kids with relation problems). In 2011 he won the Best of Show at the UNESCO International Bioethics Art Prize. In 2015, he conducted a project for the Universal Exposition Fair hosted in Milan, Italy, focusing on a new dynamic experience about the Diocesano Museum in Milan (Kanon Mouseion). Since the first exhibition in 2003 he is represented in the most important International art fairs (Basel, Tai Pei, Karlsruhe, Strasbourg).
He works with natural materials (ashes – wax – copper – bronze – petroil – raw soil ), the only colour he uses in his paintings is ‘white’. His work is about exploration of materials, their expressive and conceptual properties and their transmutation.

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Andrea Mariconti’s artistic talent grows out of a silent and attentive capacity of observing nature and humanity.
Developing the old technique of painting with poor materials, Mariconti finds his way of expression by using personal melanges – carefully studied and experimented over the years – of oil painting, ashes, earth and plants extracts.
His paintings tend to dichromatism and his sapient use of chiaroscuro adds the perfect layer of shadows making the atmosphere mysterious and fascinating. His use of dropping, folding and mixing materials with such different textures, gives to his work a tridimensional effect and simultaneously a surrealist feeling like if you would be trying to reconstruct an old memory in details, without achieving its totality. His brushstrokes as much as the textures of his self-made colors give to his paintings a sort of impressionist value, confirmed by the certainty of recognizable subjects. The main theme behind his works is the fragility of both landscapes and humanity. Being in permanent transformation, by stocking them on canvas Mariconti gives to those instants, to those blinks of reality, a fix point, projecting them to immortality.

Andrea Mariconti – Energy In Operation

Art has many different languages, and each of them left a crucial mark in art history. My work is mostly based on the transformation of materials using Copper. The Copper is the main conductor of energy that passes through the forms like a sound. The transformation of materials and energies has been an obsession during ancient times, and so is for me.
The daily practice of painting requires you to go to the studio and put hard work into creating something meaningful. Often, during the days when nothing seems to work, the painting actually starts taking a different turn, and when you put the brush down, you notice that the artwork has started living a life that does not belong to you anymore.
I have always liked to experience while creating. The balance I am looking for is connected equally with movement, destruction, and preservation. For me, the painting is a creation that acts not only on the canvas but also inside you.
The painter’s moment of inspiration is nothing more than a small illumination, and this can happen even while walking in front of a traffic light, crossing the street. Inspirations bring to light a knot on which you begin to work.
By untangling them, these knots can give life to something that had no shape before.
My ideas arise from the encounters I have with the people daily and then have been transformed into my works. And in general, the greatest inventions in history have been born through circulations, confrontations, and encounters between the people.
How this autobiographical discourse could actually become a universal discourse is the biggest question that the creator is facing.

Original italian version on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbdWfPwArnw&ab_channel=kzee

 

“The act of breaking the form of a bell that has a sound also means breaking the sound. A bell foundry that is casting bronze is a beautiful place to relate to.  People should be more interested in rediscovering such places”. – Andrea Mariconti

 

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