FEATURED ARTIST: Andrea Kvas
Andrea Kvas’s work merges an instinctive and playful approach to painting with an analysis and reconsideration of the codes that distinguish this discipline. Radicalizing, deconstructing and reconstructing in particular the relationship between paint and supports, his pictorial research calls for different fruition schemes; an attitude that led Kvas to find intersections with sculptural and relational practices. Painting is not intended merely as an object of contemplation, but as an instrument to set active dialogues with other objects, environments and the public, aiming to emphasize the contingence of materiality.
Andrea Kvas (b. 1986) recent solo exhibitions and projects include Plantel Renovado, O’, Milan (2014), Boy with bucket, Chert, Berlin (2013); Campo, Marino Marini Museum, Florence (2013); Sisyphe, Cripta 747, Turin (2011) and Laboratorio, Marti - Brown Project Space, Milan – MACRO, Rome (2009-2013). Recent group exhibitions include The Time Machine (the Survivors), Cura at Frutta Gallery, Rome (2013), Take the leap, Peep-Hole, Milan (2012); I’ll explain you everythiinnngggg, Chert, Berlin (2012), segalega, ZERO.., Milan (2011).
Andrea Kvas, Untitled, 2013. Cotton, waterbased paint, acrylic resin, pigments, shellac, pigmented polyurethane foam. 146 x 300 cm. Courtesy the artist and Chert, Berlin.