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
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