Andrea Aste is an Italian multimedia artist whose work is characterized by a stylistic originality and a philosophic profundity as he explores the perception and relationship between time, space and reality.
Aste’s works have been showed in museums and in prestigious art exhibitions worldwide, including Musée Grévin in Paris and Montreal, Palais des Exposition in Paris, Natural Science Museum in Turin, and Brehova Gellery in Prague
He was invited to participate in the 54th Edition of the Venice Biennale by internationally renowned art critic Vittorio Sgarbi who was serving as Superintendent of the Artistic and Historical Heritage of the Italian Republic.
Aste has authored and illustrated books which blur the boundaries between different literary genres. His most recent book, published and distributed world wide by Lo Scarabeo, The Book of Shadows, is part of a larger immersive multimedia art project. It is accompanied by a deck of tarot also created by Aste. The book and tarot combined offer the reader dynamic interactive games, mysteries solving and cypher decoding.
His written works have appeared in several printed Italian magazines such as l’Aperitivo Illustrato and NP Magazine. He was a contributing writer and illustrator (cover and editorials) of O Magazine, the first in Italy to introduce, thanks to Aste, the usage of Augmented Reality in its pages.
His theatrical credits include Carnival of Animals, based on the music suite by Camille de Saint- Saens at the Teatro Regio (Royal Opera) of Turin. He also collaborated with the RAI National Orchestra at the Rai Auditorium in Allegro un po’ Troppo, an adaption of Prokofiev’s classical Peter and the Wolf which was televised nationally by RAI TV and later toured throughout Italy.
Aste has realised numerous collaborations with various artists and institutions. Amongst them, photographers, graphic designers, architects, art directors and museums, just to mention a few. His talents also encompass animations with works including clips, films and videos.