Pat Andrea

Pat Andrea.

Dutch master painter, Pat Andrea excels in mag­ical realism and neo-fig­u­ra­tive painting. His work appears in some of the most pres­ti­gious col­lec­tions in the US and abroad, including the Centre George-Pompidou in Paris and the MoMA in New York City. In 1998, he was appointed pro­fessor at École des Beaux Arts in Paris. He cur­rently lives and works in Buenos Aires, Paris and The Hague with his wife and chil­dren who are also estab­lished artists.

Sexuality, fer­tility, fear and desire are con­jured in Pat Andrea’s mag­ical realist and neo-expres­sionist paint­ings. They are playful yet dark, raw yet del­i­cate depic­tions of women and men in life and death. Andrea’s provoca­tive work mostly fea­tures Argentinean women, as he is drawn to their pas­sion and dom­i­nance. Their pres­ence sends an emo­tional surge through each of his can­vases.

In describing Andrea’s work, Anna Printezi, curator of Greece’s Frissiras Museum stated:

The love-making heroes of Pat Andrea may cause the pompous to laugh or, again, they may bring a smile to the viewer who wit­nesses the joy of real­iza­tion and redemp­tion, the joy of sexual plea­sure.

Nevertheless, in no way does Pat Andrea lec­ture on matri­archy, nor is he a naïve hedo­nist. His painting seems like a prayer to the mother-god­dess of spon­ta­neous life and love. He urges us to accept our phys­ical needs and enjoy our nat­ural instincts, enthu­si­as­ti­cally revealing the truth he has dis­cov­ered…

It is Pat Andrea’s instincts that drive him. A nat­ural draftsman, he begins each painting with a sketch, a drawing com­po­si­tion, which is born from his rich imag­i­na­tion. Andrea’s sharp ver­tical and hor­i­zontal lines and fig­ures are startlingly erect. His vibrant colors are inspired by the palette of Latin America. Andrea cur­rently lives and works in Buenos Aires, Paris and The Hague with his wife and chil­dren, who are also estab­lished artists.

Works in Public Collections :

Haags Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag
Boymans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Museum Moderne Kunst, Arnhem
MOMA, New York
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Fondation Maehgt, Saint Paul de Vence
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires
Maam, Maldonado
Musée d’Art Moderne, Liège
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Institut Collectie Nederland, Den Haag
Fond National d’Art Contemporain, Paris
Musée du tex­tile, Tilburg
Stedlÿk Museum, Schiedam
Musée Olympique, Lausanne
Musée d’Art Moderne, Belgrade
Musée Frissiras, Athènes
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Calais
MACUF, La Coruña
Musée français de la Carte à Jouer, Issy-les-Moulineaux
Copelouzos Family Museum, Athens
Drents Museum, Assen
Beaux Arts Mons (BAM), Mons
El Museo de Arte Tigre (MAT), Buenos Aires

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