I get the feeling of home everywhere life moves slowly. Not in the city but rather in natureAndrea Ucini
Even though Andrea originally pursued a career within classical music and made a living by playing music, teaching and composing soundtracks for movies, his love story wanted him to pursue a different path. Falling in love with a Danish woman made it challenging to express himself in the Italian vocabulary. All metaphors lost its connections – and language barriers within Danish and English were evident. This made him turn into drawing. Something he has been doing since childhood. At that time, chairs were a favorite of his to draw, there was something special about chairs. He drew every chair he saw (you can say it’s our luck too – there is something special about chairs)
While working with conceptual illustrations, Andrea pays particular attention to the main message which the illustration has to deliver. Something that acts as an eye opener for the receiver. That’s why his favourite subject is to challenge with metaphors that reflect the everyday life and add an important twist, for the joy of the readers. For Andrea, it is much about challenging the person’s perception of the actual illustration – to awake curiosity and leave the reader with the delight of having figured it out. It is a simple balance of not saying too much nor becoming banal.
My studio gives me the same peace as nature gives me. In here I find myself and the slowness I need to feel well and safe in all the chaos that exists out there.Andrea Ucini