After Sargent, at the Luxembourg gardens, Oil on Wood Panel,
36 x 36 inches, 2019
Philadelphia-based artist Paula Cahill recently visited my studio and wrote about my practice and recent paintings.
Excerpt: Andrea Caldarise’s paintings, difficult to categorize, exist at an intersection between collective memory and public space, an intersection that negates any sort of clear-cut autobiographical narrative or interpretation as a specific landscape. Instead, one traverses the paintings as if moving through an irresolute and uncanny situation, the experience taking on something larger than the destination or the painting itself. This experience moves us closer to an accumulation of historical events and points of view that can’t quite be defined, but are universally and collectively sensed.