Claude Andreini was born in Belgium in 1950 and lives in Venice, Italy.
At the age of 17 he began to work with clay sculpture at the Bellas Artes Academy in Liège, creating striking pieces that he colours with pigments, talcum powder and shellac.
Soon after, during a stay in Algeria where he works as a cooperant, he discovered another passion, photography.
He is an artist who travels through textures and volumes from sculpture to photography.
Born as an analogue photographer, he adapted to digital by preparing the photographic printing support with materials such as plaster and paper. Once the photograph is printed, he works it successively with pigments.
The result is unique works, with textures and colours that recall the sensual surface of a sculpture.
Andreine has had several exhibitions.
Matiz Gallery, Barcelona. (April 2022) Personal exhibition of sculpture and photography.
Exhibitions in Venice, Sicily, Palermo, Paris, Arles, Belgium, Austria, Prague, Berlin, New York, Chicago, Beijing, China, among others.
- Declared "Photographer of the year" by the CRAF (Centro di Ricerca e Archiviazione della Fotografia). Exhibition at the Taddea Palace, Italy.
- Selected for the EUROFEU 2000 competition for works made in fire, one of the sculptures selected in the artistic heritage of the city. The work is exhibited at the Palais des Princes Vescovilles. Belgium.
- Paris, France. His work is in the photographic collection of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France with black and white nude photos.
- First place in the national competition "L'ORÉAL". Two of the selected images are printed on advertising posters. Italy.
- Winner of the XXIX Edition of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Photography Award