O-A: What is art to you? Is creating an urge, necessity or maybe an incontournable, essential way of life?
Andrea Pacini: Art is what manages to create a stimulus of any kind in the viewer, which determines an unconscious reflection capable of working slowly in depth. Art is a world that enters another world and, by mixing, they create something new.
O-A: What wouldn’t you do without art? What did you discover, achieve with it?
Andrea Pacini:Without art I would not be able to live, I would feel incomplete and sad. Art is universal therapy for the soul.
O-A: Who or what inspired you artistically; a person, artist, event, experience…
Andrea Pacini: Reading Hermann Hesse’s “Narcissus and Boccadoro” at 15 was illuminating for me. I understood that my path had always been that way.
O-A: What was the most interesting statement you heard about your work?
Andrea Pacini: Hearing a person who was buying my work say: “This work is talking to me!”
O-A: How do you search for inspiration and themes for your work?
Andrea Pacini: I am not looking for anything, the inspiration comes by myself, and the most difficult thing is to be ready, because when the time is right there is no time to waste. And often little of that first impression remains, and I am forced to work with memories and impressions.
O-A: How has your art changed over time? Why?
Andrea Pacini: I started painting, first with acrylics and then with oils. But I’ve always had a feverish curiosity for the engraving, and when I tried it for the first time, I never left it, it stuck to me like a dress that fits perfectly. Color and sign are inextricably linked, one needs the other, it is the right balance between painting and sculpture, a kind of sublime and intimate synthesis between the two.
O-A: What names do you give your artworks?
Andrea Pacini: The title of a work is part of the work itself and uses writing, a beautiful and still unexplored world, despite the use of universally recognized signs such as the letters of the alphabet. Poetry is therefore a perfect way to name a work that is poetry made up of signs and colors.
O-A: What do you usually talk about with your collectors?
Andrea Pacini: We often talk about how my works are born.