Jose Agustin Andreu was born in Mexico City, Mexico, of Puerto Rican parents. Raised in Puerto Rico, Spain, France and the United States, he graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1982 and from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin with a Master of Fine Arts in 1986. He financed his education by drawing portraits at amusement parks and working in the graphic design field. He has exhibited in the United States, Mexico, Cuba, Italy and Spain and currently teaches Painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. www.andreu.us
José Andreu • In the Water, 2018 Woodcut
Jose Agustin Andreu’s personal and poetic imagery is a contemporary marriage of surrealism, expressionism with an Eastern philosophy and a Puerto Rican soul. As well as recreating historical masterpieces, Jose makes paintings, prints, mosaics, murals and sculpture. The work is a meditation on memory, language, and interconnectedness and documents the morphology of identity. It uses structures that reflect abstract ideas about space, form, and illusion.
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