Sandro Chia

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Many of the titles of your works speak of melancholy. Are you a melancholic painter?

In a way, to speak of melancholy is to evoke the artist’s condition, that permanent confrontation between the desire to do or to say and the feeling of being powerless. Melancholy is the artist’s mental situation at the moment when his whole being is consumed by the task of painting […].

Interview par Maïten Bouisset, Le Matin, 7 octobre 1983 (Trans.)
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