Andrea Nisbet: CV

Andrea Nisbet was born in Torre Pellice (Turin) in 1960. He graduated from Turin's Art High School in 1978 and then studied restoration at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome with Professor Pagliani.

From the end of the 1980's Nisbet began to establish and personalise his own artistic identity, launching a fortunate portfolio which led to numerous personal and collective exhibitions in public and private locations, both in Italy and abroad. His early, predominantly pictorial, works concentrate on the depiction of places linked to the history and the life of humankind (charnel houses, abandoned huts and obsolete factories): desolate landscapes bare of human beings, the very existence of these images inexorably reveals humankind's presence and determination. They provoke a reflection on destiny and on the presumed possibility or liberty of intervention in the course of events.

This is perceptible in the paintings Nisbet produced in the mid 1900s: scenes of roadways, in a suspended atmosphere, over which the possibility of a tragic event hovers. These images seem to leave no space in which to choose or decide the course of events. Since then Andrea Nisbet has created a collection of drawings, videos and environmental installations with the intention of overthrowing spatial coordinates in favour of unsettling locations. This motivates his choice to highlight contradictions and to upset more reassuring visions. His aim is to "affirm the right of Art to follow routes outside of consolidated logic, to choose its own destiny, to create a universe of signs which are both independent and dependent on the apparent horizon". (Mario Bertoni)

Biasutti & Biasutti Arte moderna e contemporanea s.r.l. P.IVA 07850810016 - Capitale sociale €10.000,00 i.v. - Iscritta al R.I. di Torino al n. 165421/99 R.E.A. della C.C.I.A. N 926697

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