Andréa Spartà

MODEL FOR DOUBLE BARQUES - paper, plastic rope, plywood pedestal 107x43cm - 2021

Born in 1996 Andréa Spartà lives and works in Dijon (Fr). He studied experimental and concrete music at the Regional Conservatory Of Chalon S/Saone and art at the National School of Fine Art, Dijon.

“I am interested in what I call choses compagnes (companion things), the things with which we live, that we influence, and that influence us in return. I try to do with them, without trying to dominate them. Looking for their righteous place to better determinate our’s. In paying attention to things, I try to develop a companionship with them. That’s a political, ecological beside existential question. I try then to produce a chimera between « seen-things » and my eyes, my memory. I am interested in the idea of ornament, with the idea that to adorn is a way to manifest our own existence. Adorn, just to adorn, as a useless act. As we adorn, we exist, juste to exist, just to adorn, in a pure loss.”

Critic text by Florian Gaité:

Andréa Spartà is a “passeur” of forms. He draws his attention to forms which, blended in the immediate landscape, are also paradoxically withdrawn from ordinary visibility. He then recreates the minimum conditions to make them happen without trying to invent them, nor to dominate their fate. This formalist way of thinking goes hand in hand with acute attention to the environment, to its layout and to the relationships that man cultivates with it. The artist conjures elements who maintain a relationship of “good company”, or sympathy, in order to better respect their respective integrity, even if it occurs accidentally. Spartà always reveals what it is to give birth to a singular form, to be in its righteous place or to give an image to thought.

Project in the windows:

The top of the first showcase is painted as a starry sky we can find on some old vaulted ceiling, majestic, sacred. On the floor is lying a small piece of scrap-wood , half garbage, half fragment, simply marked so suggesting a constellation of small cross sending back to the painting above it. Both elements tending to this old poetic and scientific subject that is a starry sky, at a time a compass to help the orientation and an existential support to loose yourself.

Reusing the traditional function of a show case which is to give something to see, the second one is a Still Life, a pure display of things, here for no other reason than being here, as we do, in a pure loss.