Andrea Calascione, I am a 20 year old Maltese artist based in Spain. I have lived in Malta my whole life and moved to Barcelona 2 years back to begin my artistic journey.
I decided to do art at A level a few years back in Malta and slowly started to take a liking to the subject and began to take it quite seriously. Before I knew it I was on a one way flight to Barcelona to pursue this new-found passion and submit myself in a short course to learn more about the art world and it’s many possibilities. I was only meant to stay for 3 months, 2 years later I am still there and still learning so much, having met the most talented and interesting characters along the way.
There are many artists in today’s contemporary art world that I am totally inspired by but my main inspirations are Andy Goldsworthy’s installations and Gerhard Richter’s beautiful paintings.
Mainly Inspired by the human condition and our connection to our environment.
At the moment I am enjoying playing around with conceptual art, although I always like to add a little bit of traditional art techniques in the mix, I love painting and i love drawing. I work around my concept and figure out different ways and techniques to bring out that concept in the best way.
If I had to choose my favourite artwork it would be my “movement” piece. It was done at a very significant turning point in my life and means a lot to me.
My first exhibition was held at Estudio Nomada in Barcelona on the 19th of December 2013, where I sold my first painting.
At the moment I am working on the idea of having an exhibition in Malta before I head off to Spain again in September, I am currently brainstorming some ideas and coming up with some sketches to be able to start a new collection to exhibit.
I have only been painting for 4 years now, it’s still very new to me but I am so passionate and determined to keep learning more and to keep practicing. I am definitely a morning person, my eyes are wide open quite early and i’m ready to start my day with full energy, come the evening I am so ready for a movie and an early night!
Wine and cheese? Definitely. Couldn’t think of a better combination!
If I was given a million euro I would give a lot of it to a charity of my choice and save the rest to travel and open a Creative School for children.