Architecture as a game of interlocking between the "inside" and "outside".
"The artist Andrew Smaldone" said Alexandra Rojas-Fuentes in his criticism of the exhibition New York, in the course SRISA Contemporary Art Gallery in Florence, "is, realistically, the architectural structures from various perspectives, linking the work with the fluctuating mood and emotion of the viewer. "
In fact, the paintings Smaldone (Denver, 1978) - first impressions and rendering interior projects - are on still, cold and sharp, but where the sense of silence and the light that filters through the windows create a vacuum as a space for reflection.
In your pictures is painting and architecture ...
The exhibition consists of a series of pictures that compare the representation of architectural space through painting. I have divided the exhibition into three sections based on three different types of works, which include: paintings inspired by three-dimensional architectural models, paintings of architectural representations made on computers and the paintings that were based on drawings of the stairs. The thing that connects all the different types of paintings is my interest in space.
Architecture as a game of interlocking between the "inside" and "outside". One of the two dimensions dominate the other?
No neither dominates the other. While the architectural paint, I try to enter the interstices of space in an attempt to marry the "inside" with the "outside".
Emotion with which you paint your paintings?
I let the feeling to guide me and the thought of a suggestion of an idea, created through painting. In this way, a project to keep me interested and I can continue to discover new ideas about the visual language of art.
What architectural style appeals to you most?
I am very interested in two contemporary architects, Martin Siegrist and Thomas Wirsing which are based in Switzerland. We work together as many of my works are based on their work. I am also a fan of Albert Frey and his Desert Modernism.
In your opinion, what is the soul of contemporary art?
I do not know if there is a soul in contemporary art, but if I had to choose at any time to be an artist, I prefer it now.
Santa Reparata International School of Art, SRISA
From September 16 to October 15, 2010
Via San Gallo, 53r, Florence