Valeria Andreis is an Italian painter working between London and Milan. Through specific iconographies and colours, mainly inspired by the Old Masters of Italian art history, she investigates human nature, anatomy and self-knowledge. Religious subjects in particular are considered as a source of reference to depict a state of mind that is detached from the physical dimension in which the body lives. The relationship between mind and body really influences Valeria’s work: the states of rapture, daydream or somnambulism are the way she found to conciliate a body of flesh and an overworking mind without the idea of “person”. Her oil paintings can be seen as precious tributes to the beauty of the human machine. An intimate, mysterious atmosphere lays around her visions, where lonely subjects float in a thick, saturate aether. Valeria is now attending her last year at Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan, but part of her artistic formation has taken place at Camberwell College of Arts in London. Her work has been exhibited both in Milan and in London.
This is a sample of her work
All images © Valeria Andreis