Medium: painting on canvas
Size (width x height x depth in cm): 30 x 40.2 x 1.5
Signed: on the front
"Those works created from solitude and from pure and authentic creative impulses – where the worries of competition, acclaim and social promotion do not interfere – are, because of these very facts, more precious than the productions of professionals. After a certain familiarity with these flourishings of an exalted feverishness, lived so fully and so intensely by their authors, we cannot avoid the feeling that in relation to these works, cultural art in its entirety appears to be the game of a futile society, a fallacious parade." — Jean Dubuffet, "Place à l'incivisme" (Make way for Incivism)
Andrea Marasco is an outsider and his art is an oxymoron, an elaborated contemporary fantasy based upon the contrast between cold and warm and between the visible and the unseen. His canvases, covered in striking cold colours are sublime as an carnivorous flower, populated by cyclopean mermen and bats, clear-sighted underground moles and flaming eskimos.
Andrea Marasco, Bat-Cyclops
“The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.” - Vincent van Gogh
“Painting is a very strong feeling" - Andrea Marasco
Andrea Marasco was born in 1988, in Cisternino, a sunny charming town in Pulia, Southern Italy. Andrea explores painting techniques and sculpture, the objects surrounding him becoming subjects of his works. The Cyclops - usually represented with a white circle and a point in the middle - recalling the primordial concepts of Dadaism and of Expressionism, is a recurring theme in Andrea's artwork.
In his first journey abroad, Andrea visited Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. The paintings, characterized by the desire to represent reality in an impulsive and dramatic way, will strongly influence Marasco. Turned back to his studio, Andrea could not stop painting.