Andrea Greco was born in 1978, lives and works in Mozzate, near Como. He is the grandson of a painter and sculptor and he began to paint as self-taught young, preferring studies related to teaching. As a primary school teacher, he joined various courses based on the methodology of Bruno Munari.
He created a series of works that explore the intimacy of contemporary human beings. He treats moods, re-enactments of memory, emotional tensions, all those elements that make us both a deep involvement of the soul.
Between 2007 and 2010, he travelled to Kenya and Turkey where he was able to develop the use of natural pigments. He carried out between 2009 and 2010 a series of works called Polaroid.
In 2010 he exhibited in Berlin, the Academy of Fine Arts, University of Ljubljana, Rome, Como and Milan. In the same year he was awarded with the prize for the work Polaroid of his little world. Subsequently Andrea participated in the Biennial of Ferrara. His works are published in the catalog of Ica Publishing International Contemporary Artists in New York.
In 2011 he was one of the finalists of the Art Gallery of Milan with his work. The voice of the heath, a work that is part of the series of paintings called Moors.
In 2012, after various experiments, Greco presents the series of works Karma, made with various types of tar, enamels, pigments and resins. In these works, it is represented through an informal painting, the newspaper man, a continuous dance searching for a balance between the spiritual and corporal sphere. In the same year he was awarded with the art prize Jacopino from Tradate and selected for the exhibition Up Nea 2012 – Fabbrica Borroni.
At the end of 2012 he started working on a new series of paintings called The flowers are crying. In this studies the informal painting has almost a form, in fact, is recognizable as bouquet of flowers, a metaphor beloved by the artist, in order to allow the viewer to focus on another particular in this way and avoid an unforgivable mistake: not to be able to “feel“ the crying of flowers and classify everything as trivial dew.
In 2013 he is presented in the book The Italian way to informal art, from Burri, Afro Widow and the latest trends, published by Editoriale Giorgio Mondadori as one of the latest trends in informal artists of Italian.
Martina Corbetta, Giorgio Barassi, Francesca Lucioni, Alessandro Celli, Ambrose Chiari and Virgil Patarini wrote about him. His works are part of numerous private collections.