Andrea Barzaghi (Monza, 1988), a pure painter based in Milan, defines painting as an artistic medium. The brush, as well as the canvas, becomes a tool and support to dig into a more contemplative and profound dialogue with the work of art. The paintings, on canvas and paper, follow the masterful laws of painting with surprising exceptions that animate the space in three-dimensional games.
The subjects, men who become formless souls, appear on the canvas as well as in the exhibition space, leading the viewer towards horizons to be investigated. Vast abstract fields of color, sometimes occupied by dense woods, sometimes confined to elementary architectural enclosures, represent the world of Barzaghi’s mind where questions are revealed and thoughts unwind. An artist with a high philosophical charge, Barzaghi founds the raison d’être of his art in practice as an act of interior interrogation. The Man, considered as a single individual to an element of relationship with the context, is the key to his artistic research that escapes certainty leaving room for subjective interpretation. The flow of thought observes a daily ritual of initiation into the painting that opens and runs out every day. Each new day poses new questions, outlining new images, that are primitive in their abstract form and finely plastic in their artistic expressiveness, making Andrea Barzaghi the philosopher of the image.
Barzaghi studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Urbino and at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Nuremberg. Among his recent solo and group exhibitions: We live the world, Lunetta 11, Mombarcaro, 2020; Through Unfamiliar, Tbilisi History Museum, Tbilisi, 2019; Upandown, Potencja, Krakow, 2019; Escape routes, Société Interludio, Turin, 2019; Superstimulus, a&o Kunsthalle, Leipzig, 2019; Dozen, Rosenbaum Contemporary, Boca Raton, 2018; Raid_Manumisson Motel, San Lazzaro di Savena, 2018; Malerei! Malerei !, Raum für Zeitgenossische Kunst, Nuremberg, 2017; Mit dem Raum reden, Bistro21, Leipzig, 2017 (personal).