New artist at El Sindicato
By Andrew Osta
Ukrainian/Canadian (and soon to be Mexican!) artist Andrew Osta is showing his new work at El Sindicato on Friday, April 26 at 7pm.
The works by Andrew Osta
Fri, Apr 26, 7pm
He will be showing work on a variety of themes. Before first coming to San Miguel in 2011, Osta was mostly painting in a surrealistic and symbolistic style, and will be showing some of those paintings. Living in San Miguel naturally made him want to capture some of the unique elements of this city – like the old buildings, the stray dogs and cats, the churches – using upbeat, exciting color schemes. He has just recently begun to paint plein air landscapes, and I will be showing some of those as well.
Along with painting for nearly 10 years, Osta also composes music and has written a book.
“I consider myself primarily a painter, because that is what I do for a living. I have never made any money from music, but I have written some pretty great songs. So when that happens, I feel it would be a shame to not make a recording to capture that creation. I have a CD called Dimension Dream, which can be downloaded from CDBaby.com.”
His book called Shamans and Healers is a compilation of his Peru diaries. In 2009, “I spent eight months living and studying with a shaman in the jungles of Iquitos, Peru. I published the book after returning. It is a very heavy story, and I do not think it’s for everyone, but the book can be ordered from Amazon.com or from ShamansAndHealers.com.”
His studio is on 22 Hospicio, www.AndrewOsta.com.