About

STATEMENT

It is an architecture filled with humanity to emerge from Andrea Sbra Perego’s painting, where the recurring theme is the city that lives and pulsates with the inevitable human factor.
Squares, urban glimpses or railway stations are from time to time animated by a crowd with undefined contours, in constant motion.
Nervous brushstrokes, like vectorial forces different by intensity toward and direction , mixed in dropping and graphics, vibrate in unison at the sky, a mobile blue and full of accents, with never quiet fronts of the buildings, in perfect harmony with the unstoppable human swarm.
The Immediate and rapid gesture of painting, and the incisive and synthetic stretch, correspond to continuous motion of which is saturated each canvas, artist’s autobiography in pictures, a tireless globetrotter and stateless person by vocation.
Spaces of accelerated and frenetic journey, or the usual tourist destinations, such as urban monuments and historic centers, or infrastructure for high flux transport is the object on which it focuses its investigation.
It is these the non-places par excellence, where the city is seen in relation to man, but like constant presence in the form of urban swarm, in which between indistinct mass is the individual’s identity to be lacking. Metaphors of transience, of the situation of transit and continuous flux, of his trip not yet concluded, constants in the poetics of Sbra Perego, are in fact landscape about  railway stations and airports.
If every picture seems geographically define a particular place, as well as a reference point on the time axis of memory, on closer inspection the surface of each canvas is a layering of maps, cards, tickets, newspapers and memories that often have no relevance some with the represented cities.
It is always a collage of topographic maps from various sources, with soft character pastels colors, to represent in each painting the mainland, dematerializing the asphalt and the roadway to emphasize the humanity that flows through them. The protagonists of each work thus become citizens of the world, the now inevitable emblem ongoing globalization and ultimately a kind of self-portrait of himself.
Each metropolis is thus not so much the point of arrival or the conclusion of an itinerary but the outcome of an in progess path, that everything accumulates and mixes in a continuous summation of differences, able to shape the uniqueness of every individual.
It’s in this very personal inward journey, without a specific geographical destination, where each stop, each city still is a temporary situation that the viewer, homo viator occasional  or for pleasure, can recognize themselves in the condition of the artist, homo viator by nature.

STUDIES
2001 – 2005 | Fine art academy of Brera, Milano
1996 – 2000 | Art school Giovanni Manzoni, Bergamo

SOLO SHOWS
2021 Note senza testo | Manuel Zoia gallery, Verona
2020 RAR 2015-2020 | Raffaella De Chirico Arte Contemporanea, Torino
2018 Deep Surfaces | Name1 London Art Gallery @ Chateu Gutsch, Luzern
2017 Paesaggio Immaginale | Raffaella De Chirico Arte Contemporanea, Torino
2017 Crossroads | Federica Morandi Art Project, Milano
2016 RAR, Mappe Letterarie | Associazione culturale Galfer20, Torino
2016 Man through the cites | Hotel TownHouse 70, Torino
2014 BioGrafazio | 77 Art Gallery, Milano
2014 Oroccoccoro Culinary Poster Presentation | Bank restaurant Westminster, London
2013 Drop in London | BCA Architects, London

GROUP SHOWS
2021 Summer of expectations | Raffaella De Chirico Arte Contemporanea, Torino
2020 Robotic Man | Independent Artists Gallery, Varese
2019 Urban People / Artificial Landscape | Numas Igra, Basel
2019 Urban People | Independent Artists Gallery, Varese
2017 From Milan To Osaka, A bridge of feelings to discover the self | Italian Institute of Culture, Osaka
2017 Nuova officina torinese | MAU Museo di Arte Urbana, Torino
2015 Man in the city | Independent Artists gallery, Milano
2015 Gran Galà Summer Art Festival | JW Marriot Hotel, Venezia
2015 Torri vs Perego | Fondazione Mazzoleni, Bergamo
2015 Art night out | Indipendent Artists gallery, Milano
2015 Oroccoccoro in Berlin | Werk Kunst Galerie, Berlin
2014 Urban Art, Immaginario Suburbano | Artepassante, Milano
2014 Unpainted World | ArtMeet Gallery, Milano
2014 Index | Hide Gallery, London
2014 Linguaggi del corpo | 77 Art Gallery, Milano

ART FAIRS
2019 Art Market Budapest | Name 1 London Art Gallery
2019 Frame Art Fair Basel | Name 1 London Art Gallery
2018 Luxemburg Art Fair | Independent Artists Gallery
2018 Frame Art Fair Basel | Name 1 London Art Gallery
2017 Affordable Art Fair Milano | Federica Morandi Art Project

RESIDENCES
2019 Art Akwani | Bazaleti lake, Georgia
2018 SMD Art Foundation, Bramaputra river art festival | Guwahati, Assam, India
2017 Zenith Art and Fashion Gallery | Miami, USA
2017 Ode to life, Petrovic castle | Podgorica, Montenegro


PRIZES
2021 Premio Cramum 8° edizione, Milano (finalist)
2020 Mellone art prize, Fondazione Dario Mellone, Busto Garolfo, VA (finalist)
2018 ContemporaneaMENTI, Fondazione l’Arsenale, Iseo BS (finalist)
2016 Io Espongo, associazione culturale Azimut, Torino (finalist)