Born in Monza on 25 April 1993, Andrea Gallotti has been passionate about drawing since he was a child and over the years this has led him to want to understand the world of art more and more deeply.
During his studies he encountered the classic method of making and teaching painting and, not finding it stimulating, he preferred a more open and flexible vision, more current and closer to art and today's problems.
After completing his high school studies he attended the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan where he had a free approach towards past and contemporary art.
The desire to know the varieties of artistic languages then led him over time to travel personally to meet and relate directly with artists in Italy and abroad: this allowed him to relate the theory of books to the practice of his work and that of others, emancipating and defining his style and thought.
Does the repetition of a gesture devalue its importance? How do we perceive repetitions? These are some of the questions that motivated Gallotti in the creation of his works. Every gesture, action, sign and trait seeks a mere copy of the one before it; a simple gesture, which makes its simplicity an excellent example of how important this research is. In repetition there are always variables, calculable and otherwise, which determine the final result of the gesture, which is therefore ultimately unique.
In each work the individual repetitions collaborate with each other, creating compositions where each track has its own space and dialogues with the others, both those that make up the "base" and those more on the "surface". The perception of the line, and what it can represent, is fundamental in order to relate to Gallotti's work and thought.
We are in a dynamic, fast-paced society saturated with stimuli and this makes us struggle to read and understand them. Once tired, we are led to reduce everything that is not totally different from what we have just seen as "the same" and therefore not to give it the right weight, believing that it is not worthy of our attention.
This inexorably leads to us not paying attention to details and we downgrade our every repetitive action as a "negative routine". Instead, it is correct to give the right weight to every action, even if "repeated", that we carry out in our daily lives, since every action is and remains unique, it must not be generalized and consequently belittled but rather appreciated for its uniqueness.
In this sense, Gallotti finds that in the repetition of a single and unique, almost symbolic gesture, something new and of great value can always be found, providing those who observe the works with a reflection to be able to reevaluate their daily lives from a positive perspective.