Elia Inderle (1988) is a painter and graphic artist from Vicenza, Italy. Inderle did a major in painting at the Liceo Artistico A. Martini, and in 2013 graduated with a degree in Philosophy from the University of Padua with a dissertation on The Pursuit of Happiness in Michel Houellebecq and Herbert Marcuse. Influenced by abstract expressionism and informal art, his artistic output consists of paintings, objects and overpainted photographs while his literary influences are mainly the Italian counterculture of the 1960s and the Beat Generation: Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs in particular.
Inderle’s Ink Interzone is a slim Moloko edition, handsomely designed by Anneke Auer and introduced by Burroughs scholar Oliver Harris. The 30-page booklet contains juxtapositions of b/w photographs and abstract ink splatters and brush strokes, which bring together recognisable images (of for instance William Burroughs and Lawrence Ferlinghetti) and random abstract patterns. Inderle’s ‘ink interzone’ incites the viewer to reflect on the nature of the images presented, on the different levels of reality they embody and to surmount semantical differences between abstraction and representation. Or as Oliver Harris puts it in his introduction: “I thought I knew what I was looking at and now I need to look again… Welcome twice over to the double-take effect of Elia Inderle’s inky Interzone…”