New York, 25 July 2012, Art Media Agency (AMA).
From 4 October to 3 November 2012, the Bertrand Delacroix Gallery will be displaying “Irréalisme” (Irrealism), the first solo exhibition of Dutch artist Andrea Pat in the gallery.
For the exhibition, a selection of paintings combining sexuality, fear, and desire in a Realist and Neo-Expressionist style, treated with a palette of lively colours from Latin America. His canvases represent men, and Argentinian women, during their life and death.
Their presence sends an emotional peak through each of his canvases. They celebrate the joy of sexual pleasure and represent a prayer to life, love, and death.
Andrea was born in the The Hague in 1942. He studied at the Royal Academy of Art. He then taught at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris between 1998 and 2007.
Today, Andrea Pat enjoys an international renown. His works have featured in around a hundred exhibitions across the world and in four retrospectives. His works feature in the collections of the following institutions: the MoMA (New York), the Centre Georges- Pompidou (Paris), the FNAC (Paris), the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Buenos Aires), the Haags Gemeentemuseum (The Hague), and the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam).