Andrea Kvas is an Italian artist who achieves a personal revision of pictorial grammar through a constant analysis of its fundamental components: sign, color, form and surface.
He was born in Trieste in 1986. Boy with Bucket is the suggestive title of Andrea Kvas’ first solo exhibition in Germany, hosted at Chert. There is no preferential way of viewing these pieces. Since there is no linear front, back or base, they can be moved, turned and placed in different positions.
Untitled, abstract, informal and purely physical, Kvas’ work produces perplexing questions around the themes of perception, of vision, of experience. This tension can only be released by removing our pre-conceptions, to enjoy the works, their materiality and inner poetic nature.
While moving freely between works on paper and works on canvas, wall drawings and installations of various sizes, his artistic practice includes elements of chance and improvisations which allows the member of the audience to find his own narrative route inside the work.
Andrea’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’s exhibition Atacai in Turin shows that his work is based on the deconstruction and analysis of the painting object. This analytical approach leads the developer to define the fields of action within which you can move, in both instinctive and emotional ways, experimenting with different techniques and approaches.
Often starting from the recognition of unusual or marginal areas, even if they are invested with a structural function like corners or ceilings, Kvas interventions assume a shape of infections which contaminate the environment in which they develop. The impromptu distinguishes the practice of Kvas, whose works are organisms made up of tensions of matter, stratification; chromatic relationships, spatial evocative and expressive. It is on this physical plane, unmediated, that the viewer is invited to engage with the works in their individual and contextual specificity.
|2014||Dizionario Di Pittura||Francesca Minini, Milan||Group|
|2014||The Remains of the day||Casa Masaccio / Centro per l'arte contemporanea, San Giovanni Valdarno||Group|
|2013||Andrea Kvas - Boy With Bucket||Chert, Berlin||Solo|
|2013||Andrea Kvas - campo||Museo Marino Marini, Florence||Solo|
|2013||Field||Museo Marino Marini, Florence||Solo|
|2013||The Time Machine (The Survivors)||Frutta, Rome||Group|
|2013||EDITION SHOW||Chert, Berlin||Group|
|2013||Elephant Talk||Car drde, Bologna||Group|
|2013||Take the leap||Peep-Hole, Milan||Group|
|2013||Default as evidence of the desire||Neon> campobase, Bologna||Group|
|2012||I'll Explain You Everythiinnngggg||Chert, Berlin||Group|
|2011||Sisyphe||Vault 747, Turin||Solo|
|2011||All in good time - Adrian Paci | Andrea Kvas||Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Bergamo||Duo|
|2011||Segalega||Giò Marconi Gallery, Milan||Group|
|2011||Posso errare, ma non di core, (I can err but no core. Present Perfect and Future perfect Italy)||GC.AC - Galleria Comunale d'Arte Contemporanea di Monfalcone, Monfalcone||Group|
|2011||Del povero B.B. (The poor BB)||GUM studio, Carrara||Group|
|2010||OPERA 2009||Artists from Atelier Bevilacqua La Masa - Viafarini, Milan||Group|
|2010||Half Square. Half Crazy||Viafarini, Milan||Group|
|2010||Sure Feeling||Crypt 747, Turin||Group|
|2010||Argonauts||Art Verona, Verona||Group|
|2010||Vette||Palazzo Frisacco, Tolmezzo||Group|
|2010||Seven||Conduits Gallery, Milan||Group|
|2010||Man Reduced||Brown Project Space, Milan||Group|
|2010||Laboratory c / o Brown Project Space||Milan, Italy||Group|
|2009||93ma Collettiva E I Borsisti Della 92ma (Fellows of the 92nd Collective)||Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice||Group|
|2009||La Meglio Gioventù (The Best of Youth: Hypothesis on Contemporary in Region)||GC.AC - Galleria Comunale d'Arte Contemporanea di Monfalcone, Monfalcone||Group|
|2009||Prague Biennale 4||Prague Biennale, Prague||Group|
|2009||Rogers Now! - Fridge | kvass | Raceviciute||Station Rogers, Trieste||Group|
|2009||New Italian Epic||Brown Project Space, Milan||Group|
|2009||Inconvenience - Images from the Asylum of San Servolo||Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa, Gallery of Piazza San Marco, Venice||Group|
|2009||Rodeo # 2 - A-Limited||Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa, Palazzo Carminati, Venice||Group|
|2008||Fruz 03||GC.AC - Galleria Comunale d'Arte Contemporanea di Monfalcone, Monfalcone||Group|
|2008||Devozioni Domestiche - Recent works from the Venice Academy of Fine Arts||Galleria Contemporaneo, Venice||Group|
|2008||92nd Collective Exhibition||Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa, Gallery of Piazza San Marco, Venice||Group|
|2008||Devotions Milf||Contemporary Gallery, Mestre||Group|
|2008||Germination - A New Breed||Palazzo della Penna, Perugia||Group|