Joe Andoe

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Joe Andoe’s work connects positive and negative space in a way that forces the viewer to consider, and then reconsider, what is being seen. All of Andoe’s images, regardless of theme, are simple in their rendering yet complex in their effect, creating a dichotomy that demonstrates the artist’s virtuosity with his media and his ability to engage the viewer.

BIO

Joe Andoe’s work connects positive and negative space in a way that forces the viewer to consider, and then reconsider, what is being seen. All of Andoe’s images, regardless of theme, are simple in their rendering yet complex in their effect, creating a dichotomy that demonstrates the artist’s virtuosity with his media and his ability to engage the viewer.

Joe Andoe received his M.F.A. from the University of Oklahoma. He has exhibited across North America as well as internationally. His work can be found in many prestigious museums’ collections in the United States.

Tom Collins for ARTnews writes:

Andoe’s subject matter only serves as a vehicle for him to exercise his rather considerable talent at this tricky technique. Previously, the Oklahoma-born artist painted horse portraits and Southwestern landscapes of mountains, plains and bison that drew upon both his autobiographical territory as well as the accumulated mysteries and myths of the West. They imparted a kind of nostalgic, romanticized historical sensibility as comfortable as faded photographs or a John Ford film. Indeed, for all their sculpted physicality, his earlier horses and landscapes, and now the dogs in this group of works, have a from-the-shadows ghastliness that suggests simultaneously a photographic negative and the resulting print.

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