Join Host Michael Harris and guest Artist and Art Educator Robert Andes as they discuss Robert's art. Robert Andes is originally from the small town of Milton, New Hampshire but has lived throughout the country (including Oklahoma and Arkansas) as well as abroad in Saudi Arabia. Robert’s art has varied from hyperrealism to impressionism with an extensive and colorful variety of hues. He has painted and drawn mostly people and continues to find the human condition fascinating, he has also dabbled in landscape work.
Robert has shown throughout the country. Some of the shows he has participated in are: The Oil Painters of America national exhibition, “Paper in Particular”, and the Southern Graphics Council exhibition entitled “Genetic Imprint”. He earned my MFA in Painting with a minor in Printmaking from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR in the winter of 2006. Robert has taught for several different universities and community colleges and he currently teaches art at Texas Southmost College in Brownsville, Texas.
“I am a colorist first and foremost, I am fascinated with the interaction of color and its temperature. I find it fascinating that we perceive reflected light as color. Art is an illusion that both the viewer and I create. I make work that plays with depth perception and emotion, this allows me to capture an inner monologue. I abstract some areas and paint others more representational or true to form. I create an interactive piece of art; the eye is confused by color, depth, and of the hidden emotion of the subject.”