Andrew Osta Presents “The Magical Kingdom”
By Dennis Manske
When Andrew Osta began his university studies, he was uncertain of his career path. He studied computer programming, philosophy, religion, and a host of other fields before turning to drawing and realizing that “this was it.” He knew nothing about the art world, but through hard work and persistence, he obtained a gallery show and a radio interview within a year of picking up a paintbrush.
“The Magical Kingdom”
By Andrew Osta
Opening: Fri, Feb 3, 6–8pm
Gallery on Aldama 3 (La Conexión)
Painting remains his passion. He loses himself in his work, allowing a dreamlike symbolism to emerge in the process. His intensity is clearly evident in his work and is appreciated by his collectors across Europe, Mexico, the US, and Canada.
He has been painting since 2006, full time since 2010. His paintings can be seen in a variety of venues in San Miguel. His subjects change, offering an infinite array of topics that, despite being different, are united by the unique feel and special touch of Andrew Osta.
This show will take place just days after the artist returns from a solo exhibition in the Museum of the City of Durango. “The Magical Kingdom” is full of unexpected colors and shapes. Whimsical paintings of stray animals with slightly anthropomorphic features remind us of all of the wanderers who have come to San Miguel from all over the world and made it their home. The paintings continue to speak to the viewer long after the first impression has faded.