Vita

He was born in 1978 in Piombino, a small town in Tuscany.  From a young age he fell unsatisfied with the everyday mediocrity that surrounded him and began exploring his creative side as a way to escape the monotony and reflect on, in a different form, the most common things. When he was old enough to be on his own he moved to Florence and began studying illustration at the prestigious School of Comic of Florence.  While studying he was given carte blanche to the Uffizi Gallery where he was immediately seduced by the large-scale paintings.

Andrea Luschi is a young, emerging artist concerned with and conscious of his surroundings. Through his work he captures the most current social themes, becoming a visionary that connects through art, pop culture with today’s youth, alternating between a contemporary style and techniques of past centuries.



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stay fit, eat well & die anyway | Current Serie

Taking care of our bodies, diet and exercise are an important part of our lives as long as it doesn't become an obsession. Over the last few years we've seen an increase in the presence of biological and ecological products as well as beauty and wellness products. A morbid adoration of the body, a flood of advertisements in the name of wellness, what if this is all a ploy to introduce yet more bio, eco and fitness products? This has been the inspiration for the series, 'stay fit, eat well and die anyway', it touches upon the moderate interpretation of what we're being fed, both in the literal meaning and in the aesthetical context. Obsession is not healthy and regardless of how healthy we are, in the end we're all going to die.


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MASTER OF VIBES | 2008

Many times, many famous personalities get recognized after their death. I fell that an artist should be appreciated in their lifetime and so I’ve dedicated this series to the music makers, who in my opinion, have the power of influencing future generations, just as The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix did in their time.

The idea wasn’t just to paint portraits but to present a psychological profile, thanks to the contributions I had about their personalities and also by listening to each of their creations. I wanted to show a different side to them through another artistic medium in order to show my appreciation for them now and for the future.

The djs and their music inspire and influence today’s youth. They transmit style and divulge ideas. They not only control the vibrations of the music they play but can also control the vibrations of ideas and in the end, ideas are what count.


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MICHEL MAYER
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Gracias
seatviña zaco

We thank our sponsors "Seat" and "Viña Zaco" who supported us for the exhibition of "Master of Vibes" in Barcelona.

The End of My Day Depends of My Boss | 2007 - 2008

This idea came to me during a personal experience, from my gut, the anger and frustration and impotence I felt in a very unjust situation. While working in a restaurant I realized that my life was and depended on my work (my schedule, my free time and money to enjoy it, etc.) and my boss, the conductor, who we gave free reign of our lives to so that he could decide on a whim who we are, what we’re worth and how to feel. My freedom was in the hands of my boss. One day I saw myself as an animal trapped among other animals in my same predicament. All of us waiting for the boss; waiting to reach our final destination. Each of our lives slowly depreciating in value, more like a product than a human being.


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Some Time Ago | 2007

There are many ways to measure time, to leave evidence of it. I chose the wear and tear of everyday objects that accompany us while they come in handy and that we abandon without hesitation the moment we feel they’re used up, that they’re old. This series aims to emphasize how much our point of view have changed in our consumist society, where time and the times are measured in basis of the wear and tear of these objects. An old running shoe is not old because of when it was purchased but rather because it’s been used up – consumed.


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Die Another Day | 2006-2007

Die another day because today you have to continue the race to reach the vanguard, to have the latest anything, to be the most up-to-date. This is the idea that inspired this series. During times like these where fashion trends and social standards dictate our lives, trying to keep up with the times is futile because they’re always one step ahead. It’s a dumb race but an unavoidable one, as exhausting as it is unachievable, where all you’re left with is the desperation and frustration it provokes. We can’t, however get off this train, we can’t stop, we can’t die, there is no time to lose in order to reach our objective – whatever it may be, so you’ll just have to die another day.


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