The Hero’s Journey of Andrea Saltini

What is the best thing that I love about my work?

Certainly freedom. Is a job that, in spite of everything, make me feel free. 

What is my idea of perfect happiness?

the perfect happiness is to receive the unconditional love of my dog Dottie.

What is my greatest fear?

not to be able to work, to paint.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?

I do not like at all the light.Id like to love it, but I hate it.

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire?

different people, but most of all Francesco Clemente.

What is my greatest extravagance?

the craze for shoes and sunglasses, and hats too.

On what occasion would I lie?

every time I tell the truth to myself! To see and accept the chaos outside is less disturbing that to recognize it inside me.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?

The ignorant gallery owners  and ignorant people that deal with art.
Except for the ignorant public. 

When and where was I the happiest, in my work?

A couple of years ago in San Francis Bay (South Africa and after in Cape Town (South Africa)

What is my greatest achievement in work?

The altruism. I should stop trusting of the other.

What is my greatest achievement in work?

(2013) My participation in the 55Th Biennale di Venezia

What do the words ‘The Financial Freedom to Create’ mean to me?

to thais question I don’t answer…..

Where would I most like to live?

it’ s something I don’t often think about, cause despite all I live well where I can work. 

What is my most treasured possession?

My wife Giulia an my dog Dottie.

What is my most marked characteristic?

I paint pictures large and figurative

What is my most inspirational location, in my city?

Different places, especially in the countryside that surround the town. Places remained unchanged by time of my childhood.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city?

there is two places: Pizzeria Ristorante La Capannina and Ristorante Il Barolino.

What books influenced my life and how?

Many books in different moment. The three books that I bring in my heart, that come with me and influence me for a long time are: “L’immortalità” di Milan Kundera,” I Saggi” di Montaigne and “Canti Orfici” di Dino Campana. Particulary these three, I’ve read them countless time. From years they have been flowing in my mind. 

 Who are my favorite writers?
Abe Kobo, Flannery O’ Connor, Italo Calvino, Mark Leyner, Jules Laforgue, Marcel Proust, Kafka …
You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?

something of Philip Glass.

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?

Stourley Kracklite (The Belly of an Architect) e Marge Simpson.

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?
Nick Cave and Miranda July.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime?

 Kikujirô no natsu a film of Takeshi Kitano.

What role plays art in my life and work?

the Art takes all of me.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?

My great friend Alberto Cornia.

Whom would I like to work with in 2018?

Neo Rauch and Julian Schnabel.
Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2018?

I don’t know, maybe Hernan Bas…?

What project, in 2018, am I looking forward to work on?

a new book of poetry, and a series of new paintings I’ve been thinking about for some time.

Where can you see me or my work in 2018?

on my website or in my blog:

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?

Mais, l’Art est si grand et la vie est si courte!
I’ll answer  with a verse of Laforgue:
But, the Art is very great and the life so brief

Which creative heroes should Peter invite to tell their story?

My friends and great artist: Erresullaluna + Chuli Paquin, Alessandra Matia Calò and Massimo Lagrotteria.

How can you contact me?

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