Andrea D’Aquino, Pink Zen
There’s a lot of spontaneity in the works of TTP’s newest artist, Andrea D’Aquino. Combining collage with drawing, painting, cutting up her own painting, more collage, more painting, and on and on, each of her pieces has an innate sort of energy. There’s a pop of color here, a curious creature there, but everything is delicately balanced to hold that innate energy without overflowing into a chaotic stew of symbols and shapes.
In our chat earlier today, Andrea said that she relies upon letting the energy and ideas come to her. “I put whatever phrases pop into my head spontaneously,” she told me.
There’s a sort of yogic zen in many of her pieces, too, that may well come from the way she lets her pieces germinate organically. Considering the large amount of yoga Andrea does, it’s probably not all that surprising that her pieces often explicitly nod to the meditation, zen, and physicality that yoga requires. Nor is it surprising that in The Upside Down Gardener (below), she may have invented a new pose.
Stay tuned this week for our full chat with Andrea and more of her works.
Andrea D’Aquino, Upside Down Gardener
You can see the rest of Andrea’s TTP collection here.