was born in Larnaka Lapithos at 1964. During the period of
1989-94 he studied in New York at the New York Studio School
and Richwood Art Institute. After finishing his studies, he
returned back to Cyprus.
He performed lots
of solo and group exhibitions. In 2002 he exhibit at Alexandria
Biennale and the same year at Florence Biennale. In 2005 Leeds
University invited him to perform a seminar about his work and
also to teach.
therefore, it is made obvious that Andros' work unfolds as a
continuous process that carries elements and material of all
that has gone on in the past, while simultaneously, manifests
new negotiations formal, thematic and technical.
to 20th century modernist art, creatively transported
and adapted into his own vision.
The color range
either is less varied or not, showing once again the artist’s
dexterity in the handling of color.
In general, Andros'
work constitutes a brilliant example of fertile appropriation
of sources from modernism’s tradition, with out any intention of
mere copying or super fiscal reproduction. On the contrary, the
sources have been creatively adapted scrapings from the
artist’s memory, imbued with perennial and universal quality
that make these paintings substantial works of art.
commenting on Andros work:
Andros is a
figurative painter where he introduces abstract elements in his
work and this is why he studied in New York, where all extreme
experimentation of abstract expressions is made. He paints with
high color sensitive and he compiles the entire synthesis
elements in an organic harmony, shapely forms, light sources
create a surrealistic atmosphere witch symbolizes the
paranormal dimension of human figure.
The execution of
Andros work reveal that Cyprus painting did not stopped after