Untitled (blue smoke)
Acrylic and oil stick on canvas
16 x 20 inches
Marc Andre meditates on the moments we step out of our comfort zone. Infused with neo-expressionist influences and demonstrating a figurative approach akin to the portraits and sculptures of Benin infused with a refreshing wave of energy. By channeling a playful flirtation with mark-making, Andre shows us that childhood creativity is “as pure as it gets”.
Andre was born in Toulouse, France and spent much of his childhood traveling the world and frequenting museums with his mother, primarily visiting exhibitions featuring Pan-African artists and had a profound impact on his creative practice. In his latest body of work, Andre harnesses his love of painting and drawing to bring his vision of the African aesthetic to the contemporary art world at large. Andre is lives and works in New York.