Andrea Vandoni

Andrea Vandoni

Vercelli, Piedmont, Italy

About Andrea Vandoni

Andrea Vandoni is an Italian painter born in 1972 in Novara, near Milan, the city where he currently resides and works.
Since he was a child he showed his passion and his predisposition for drawing, took painting lessons, visited the best museums, art galleries and art cities in Italy; this is how his love for art and history is born and grows.
Later he joined this also the love of music, obtaining his violin diploma at the Conservatory of his city and thus also performing as a musician.
The artist studied and trained at the Scuola degli Artefici and the Scuola del Nudo of the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan, but always considering his true school the careful observation of the work of the great painters of all time who constantly nurture his artistic style, combined with continuous personal research.

Painting is for him the means to communicate himself.
His artistic research and inspiration is focused on everything related to this experience that we call "Life", understood as the life that unites the humankind, in its totality, without temporal or geographical limits.
Each side of this experience is worthy of investigation: from the most concrete, daily, domestic, to the most transcendent, metaphysical; from the current to the timeless, highlighting from time to time the curious, funny, ironic, provocative, poetic, moving, incomprehensible side.
Painting therefore assumes a narrative task, becoming biographical from the autobiographical, general from the particular.
The elements of this narrative can be identified in events of current relevance as well as in ancient subjects revisited in a modern key, or objects symbolizing human situations, or human figures object of psychological investigation.
A figurative painting, therefore, of a relative, subjective, sometimes completely imaginary realism, defined as "super realism".
The means necessary to express the concepts in painting and give strength to their meaning is for him the beauty, beauty that he seeks, paying attention to the composition, to the studied combination of colors, precise lines and volumes clearly defined by decided chiaroscuro, and seeking by these means the transparency in his works of a calm, deep and interrogative order.

Education

-Istituto Magistrale, Novara, Italy
-State Conservatory of Music, Novara, Italy, violin Diplome
-Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milano, Scuola degli Artefici
-Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milano, Scuola del Nudo

Events

2008 - 1° Prize won, with the painting "portrait of a woman", at the International Competition of Painting Piero della Francesca in Arezzo, Italy, for the following reasons: "The female portrait is a wonderful reading of the lines of faces of Piero, effective discounting of iconographic horizons revisited and returned to the present".

2009 - won the Silver Medal (special award for emerging artist) at the "2009 International Art Competition" in Beverly Hills, California, organized by 'X-Power Gallery' with offices in Taiwan, China, USA and France.14 paintings were awarded of 637 from 42 countries around the world.

2010 - 1° Prize in the Painting Competition "Cocktail", Dynamo Art Club, Milan.


- 2008 - 1° Premio, III Concorso Internazionale di Pittura "Piero della Francesca", Arezzo.
- 2009 - Medaglia d'Argento (speciale premio ad artista emergente), "2009 International Art Competition", Beverly Hills, California.
- 2010 - 1° Premio, Concorso di pittura "Cocktail", Dynamo Art Club, Milano.
- 2020 - Judge's Special Choice Prize at the International Art Competition "Portraits from the Precipice" prize by Octopus Energy, Royal Academy of Arts, London.

Exhibitions

2017 - Atkinson Collection Gallery, Chicago IL, represented artist

23 - 24 febbraio 2008, Museo Studi Patri di Gallarate, Varese, mostra personale, “Figurazione Differenziata”.

20 dicembre - 11 gennaio 2009, Arezzo, mostra collettiva dei vincitori del “Concorso Internazionale Piero della Francesca”.

13 - 28 febbraio 2009, Sartirana (PV), associazione culturale Il Portico, mosta personale, "Oggetti, Soggetti".

1 – 24 aprile 2009, Beverly Hills, California, X Power Gallery, mostra collettiva dei vincitori del "2009 International Art Competition".

2 – 16 maggio 2009, Pontedera (PI), Galleria Quadrelli Arte, mostra collettiva "Tendenze Attuali".

8 - 22 maggio 2009, Fitzroy (Australia), Brunswick Street Gallery, mostra collettiva dei finalisti del concorso "Works On Paper 2009".

10 - 25 ottobre 2009, Novara, Palazzo del Broletto, mostra collettiva dei finalisti del Premio Internazionale "Città di Novara".

17 aprile – 2 maggio 2010, Isola di Sant'Antioco (CI), Museo Archeologico, mostra collettiva dei finalisti del Concorso d'Arte Contemporanea “Arciere Isola di Sant’Antioco”.

24 aprile- 9 maggio 2010, Novara, studio artistico "Dentro l'Arte", mostra collettiva "Realismo Socialista dell'ex Unione Sovietica".

13 maggio - 9 giugno 2010, Milano, Dynamo Art Club, mostra collettiva dei finalisti del premio “Cocktail”.

18 – 30 giugno 2010, Cameri (NO), Circolo Culturale Matteotti, mostra personale “Pensieri”.

1 luglio – 2 settembre 2010, Taipei City, X- Power Gallery, mostra collettiva dei finalisti del 2010 Taipei International Art Competition.

17 – 22 agosto 2010, Taipei City, Taiwan, Art Revolution Taipei, Art Fair, expo internazionale d’arte.

5 novembre - 2 dicembre 2010, New York, X - Power Gallery, mostra collettiva dei finalisti del 2010 Taipei International Art Competition..

6 – 14 novembre 2010, Novara, Centro Culturale La Riseria, mostra collettiva "Arsacra"

4 – 19 dicembre 2010, Romagnano Sesia, Sala comunale, mostra collettiva "Semplicemente Arte"

18 - 26 marzo 2011, Novara, Centro Culturale La Riseria, mostra collettiva Panorama Arte Oggi, Biennale d'Arte di Novara

Aprile 2011, Busto Arsizio, Cascina dell'Arte, mostra collettiva "Sui Generis"

16 - 30 aprile 2011, Novara,Centro Culturale La Riseria, mostra collettiva "Grafò"

8 – 22 aprile 2011, Milano, Sala Consiliare via Sansovino 9, mostra collettiva "In Itinere"

1 – 9 ottobre 2011, Novara, Centro Culturale La Riseria, mostra collettiva "OPUS 5.7"

23 dicembre 2011- 8 gennaio 2012, Novara, Studio Artistico Dentro l'Arte, mostra collettiva "Vero - Simile"

21 – 25 marzo 2012, Taipei City (Taiwan), partecipazione a "Art Revolution Taipei 2012" come finalista al 2012 International Art Competition

19 aprile – 11 Maggio 2012, Silistra (Bulgaria), Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Silistra, rassegna "Colori d'Italia, Artisti italiani in Bulgaria"

17 – 25 novembre 2012, Novara, Centro Culturale La Riseria, mostra collettiva "Arsacra".

14 marzo – 19 maggio 2013, Adorp (Groningen), Paesi Bassi, Galerie Hooghe Huys, collettiva di tre artisti: Andrea Vandoni, Hernandt Boonstra e Nanna de Klerk.

12 - 25 ottobre 2013, Borgomanero (NO), Palazzo Tornielli, collettiva di 4 artisti, "Sguardi sull'arte".

2 - 31 luglio 2016, Bellinzago Novarese (NO), Mulino Vecchio - Parco Naturale della Valle del Ticino, mostra collettiva di due artisti, "Fantasia e natura".

22 aprile – 1 maggio 2017, Novara, Centro Culturale La Riseria, mostra collettiva “PANORAMA ARTE OGGI”, VI° Rassegna Nazionale d’Arte Contemporanea

6 - 14 October 2018, Novara, La Riseria Cultural Center, group exhibition "4th National Biennial of Painting and Sculpture"

January 17 to 31, 2019, Genoa, Palazzo Saluzzo, collective exhibition "Remember me".