60 x 85 cm | 23 x 33 in
Original painting in oil on paper. 2.5cm margin between the borders of the painting and the paper.
"Things like hair, light and the figure are all present within the paintings. The surface and form come as a response to the female figure and my own response to desire."
Diligence and rigour saturate Andreas Soldini's work. Constructing each irregularly shaped stretcher frame by hand and making his own oil paint - extreme thought and care provide the foundation for serendipity and the chance play of light. These works contain a distilled beauty, a purity, bringing to mind shifting glaciers and black Ad Reinhardt abstracts. His work is inspired by the female form, notions of desire and the colours seen through closed eyelids. His luxurious brushstrokes create a surface on which light can play - the shapes of the canvas retain the memory of geometry, curves and angles contrast and define.
In 2014 Soldini was longlisted for the Griffin Art Prize.