Andrea Zucchini, when Cortes asked the Aztec chiefs where they got their tools from, they simply pointed to the sky, 2014, Courtesy of the artist

Andrea Zucchini

b. 1987, Brescia, Italy

2013-2015 MA Sculpture, Royal College of Art, London
2010-2013 BA Fine Art and History of Art, Goldsmiths College, London

Recent Exhibitions

Solo Shows:
2014 ‘Alchemical Studies’, Tenderpixel, London

Group shows:
2015 ‘Pause Patina’, Camden Arts Centre, London
2015 ‘Small bird’s nest with blue eggs inside’, MMX Gallery, London
2014 ‘biotic/abiotic’, The Gallery Apart, Rome
2014 ‘Thank you’, Jupiter Woods, London
2014 ‘before breakfast we talked about the furthest visible point before it all disappeared’, Tenderpixel, London
2014 ‘A Sense of Things’, Zabludowicz Collection, London

Artist’s Statement

In my practice I juxtapose geological, cosmological and psychic processes, exploring how they are intertwined and can be accessed through one another. Using the notion of containment, I attempt to investigates the intimate correspondence between the micro- and macrocosm, alluding to them being analogous structures.

My working method, which implies an appreciative approach to matter and its autonomous significance, is applied to the relationship with any material, be it iron, plaster, archival footage or text. At the core of my practice lies an interrogation into the metaphorical value of materials, both within their natural and cultural histories.

The sculptural pieces disclose multilayered narratives. Most recent works address themes such as the primitive sexualisation of matter and the marriage of substances, as described in the ancient practice of Alchemy.