Andrea Sala, ‘Untitled’, 2015, Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran

About Andrea Sala

By appropriating historical art and works of architecture and design, Andrea Sala raises questions about the continued legacy and functionality of such forms. Sala particularly works in a modernist tradition, mimicking the shapes and designs of artists such as Henry Moore and of architects such as Oscar Niemeyer. In using readily available materials, Sala seeks not to critique but rather to find a new life and utility for classic objects from the past that have inspired him. “To find a new image in an existing form and to discover a different potentiality inside an object are fundamental aspects of my approach,” the Montreal- and Milan-based artist has said.

Italian, b. 1976, Como, Italy, based in Milan, Italy