Andrea Milia is a contemporary artist from Selargius (CA) who works and conceives his splendid ideas in the Quartu S.Elena (CA) laboratory. Here he elaborates his very particular “Stone weaving”, a technique he conceived and shaped over time, a project that has come to life in recent years after a constant research that led him to approach conceptually to the textile tradition, as a starting point, for modern and free works, from which it evokes something archaic, as old as Sardinia. Among his works which stand out, are the “Tapestries” engraved on stone, with the evocative names of the tradition to which he pays homage such as: “Elias”, “Giaime”, “Jostu”, “Ampsicora”, “Antine” and “Stanis”. Unique works, designed with a particular engraving technique on stone bases, usually dark and very fine-grained, such as African “Absolute Black” granite, Basalt and Slate. Andrea’s creativity and ingenuity evolve with a “brilliant” idea that embraces the times in which we live and gives us art in its purest and most direct essence; He created a special collection of unique pieces called “Dominòs” made with the same engraving technique as the larger “Tapestries” but with decidedly smaller sizes, from “Smartphone”. The idea is to make the art spread even on small desk supports making it commercial, saleable and always current. Each piece is numbered and unique and has the triple function of being an artwork, a prototype from which to extrapolate an architectural and design idea and a beautiful business card or gift within everyone’s reach. At this moment the research continues with other works such as “Mantas” inspired by the traditional blankets of ancient Sardinia made by hand by women. Andrea Milia is an all-round artist, his path, started at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sassari, continues uninterruptedly with singular and unique, defined and courageous works, which range up to painting on unusual materials such as tablecloths and sheets of bitumen. Everything is enhanced by the hands and mind of a “living” and versatile artist perfectly inserted in today’s socio-cultural fabric.
We invite you to get to know this exceptional artist and his essential and fascinating works.