Italian artist Maurizio D’Andrea’s first forays into painting began in his adolescence. Initially drawn to the realistic depiction of landscapes, he quickly adopted a more abstract approach, investigating the ongoing dialogue between the conscious and subconscious minds.
In his maturity, the artist straddles very different techniques, ranging from more traditional mediums, like acrylic and oil, to generative art, experimenting with artificial intelligence, neural algorithms, Vonoroi diagrams, and fractal images. As a sculptor he molds porous blocks of concrete into three-dimensional projections of his paintings. As a video artist he envisions futuristic scenarios populated by robots amongst vestiges of human life. Across these diverse forms of expression, movement is a predominant theme, revealing the emotional undercurrents of the artist’s restless psyche, while bold chromatic juxtapositions betray his inner vitality and strength. His visions, through drawings, create fantastical landscapes, becoming poetry in the eye of the beholder.
D’Andrea was born just outside of Naples, Italy, at the foot of Mount Vesuvius. After going on to study volcanology and geological studies, D’Andrea infuses the explosive impetuosity of Mount Vesuvius in all his creations. He garnered recognition and awards for his work and has recently been selected by one of Italy’s most revered art critics, Vittorio Sgarbi, for a group exhibition on landscape art. A scientist, musician, artist, and poet, he embodies the spirit of the modern Renaissance man.