Andrea Collesano

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Andrea Collesano was born in Pontedera in November 1980. He obtained the artistic diploma in 2004 and graduated in painting at the Academy of Fine Arts of Florence, with a thesis analyzing the metamorphic and mythological figures in Bocklin painting. Focusing in particular, on the zoomorphic part. He has lived and worked for several years in Forte dei Marmi.

The sea element, the nature and animals are Andrea’s main source of inspiration, showing particular attention to the animal kingdom.

His subjects range from miniatures representing small insects to large works where the main characters are whales and other mysterious creatures of the abyss.

He passionately draws with black ink on paper he prepares himself, giving the material a taste of ancient times and a feeling of melancholic serenity.

Stains and effects obtained by the aging process often become the starting point of the creation of his creatures.

Inspired by the ancient, the lost and by old symbolic and naturalistic engravings, he tries to recreate the world that dwells within his mind. In 2011, he tries his hand in sculpture in bronze, transforming his animals into tridimensional figures.

The dreamlike element that is present in his works mixes accuracy with almost scientific and obsessive attention to detail.

The symbols are repeated: keys, bicolour chess, undefined horizons and patches of architectural elements in the way of an abandoned lighthouse.

2016

Scope, Miami Beach - Under the Stars, Barbara Paci Galleria d'Arte, Miami, Florida

2015

Scope, Miami Beach - Seven Seas, Barbara Paci Galleria d'Arte, Miami, Florida
Monaco Yacht Show - Principato di Monaco
De Rerum Natura - Supra Terram, Barbara Paci Galleria d'Arte - Pietrasanta

2014

Balene, Palazzo Isimbardi - Milano

2013

Balene, Barbara Paci Galleria d'Arte - Pietrasanta
OFF Contemporary Art Fair, Bruxelles - Belgio

2012

La chiave, il sogno e l’anima, Museo di Villa Bertelli, Forte dei Marmi - Lucca
AA Arte Accessibile, Palazzo Sole24ORE - Milano

2010

Men, Beasts, Shackles and Myth, con la partecipazione del fotografo americano Jerry Lee Ingram, Straw Art Gallery, Jacksonville (Illinois – U.S.A)
Incontri d’arte, Show Room di Marco Balderi - Pietrasanta (Lucca).

2019

ArtMiami Fair - Barbara Paci Galleria d'Arte, Miami, Florida , USA.

Wopart Fair- Barbara Paci Galleria d'Arte , Lugano, Svizzera 

Investec Cape Town Art Fair - Barbara Paci Galleria d'Arte, Cape Town, South Africa

2018
Cetacea - Galleria dell'Incisione, Brescia, Italia
Ephemeral Sea - Marina di Scarlino, Puntone (GR), Italia
Scope, Miami Beach - Barbara Paci Galleria d'Arte, Miami, Florida 
2017

Scope, Miami Beach - Barbara Paci Galleria d'Arte, Miami, Florida
2015

Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair - Istanbul Turchia
2014

IT ' S TIME TO MOVE - Galleria d'Arte Barbara Paci, Pietrasanta - Lucca
Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair - Istanbul Turchia
2013
ARS NOSTRA, Galleria l'Agostiniana, Piazza del Popolo - Roma
I Biennale dell'acquerello e del disegno, Castello di Levizzano - Modena
2012

Art Kyiv Contemporary - Kiev (Ukraine)

Monaco Yacht Show - Principato di Monaco
Salone Nautico - Genova
2011
Interventi, Colle Wanda - Massarosa, Lucca (Italy)
Cave Canem, itinerant collective exhibition
2010
Arte al plurale, Palazzo Carli, Sillico di Pieve Fosciana - Lucca (Italy)
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