What kind of party should we organized if Christ is coming to town? A huge orchestra, very fast mailmen to deliver all the invitations in time, and a millefeuille cake high more than a man with a big hat are strongly required. Everything begins with James Ensor’s painting Christ’s Entry Into Brussels: Andrea Antinori and his imagination’s journey starts here. Riding our donkey, we’ll go with Christ through sunny deserts, crossing seas and climbing high mountains. And this will be just the beginning, because the party is getting started. Doll you up: among the guests of Christ’s Entry Into Brussels, there will be an elephant, Magritte with his inseparable apple, and the moon too!
Andrea Antinori, born in Recanati in 1992, spent his childhood and youth in Bologna. He studied Graphic Design at the ISIA in Urbino followed by a two-year course in Illustration, including six months overseas study at the Escola Massana in Barcelona. After publishing three illustrations in the Milanese magazine “Nurant”, he began illustrating for various different Italian publishing houses. He has been working with Les Artychauts Gallery in Paris since 2014, organising, amongst other projects, “Poissons en folie”, a children’s workshop focusing on composing images out of rubber-stamps that he went on to teach in Fano in 2015. He also works with the graphic firm Chia Lab in Bologna and small bookshop in Apulia called Libreria Francavillese.