Andrew Osta Art Pop Up

Saturday, Sunday, November 27, 28, 5-8pm
Casa de la Noche, Organos 19

Return of the Catman

On Saturday November 27, 2021, Andrew Osta will momentarily stop painting cats, shake the cat hair off his clothes, and come out of seclusion to meet his fans at Casa de la Noche, on Organos 19. The painter has become more difficult to meet since his move to Oaxaca nearly four years ago, but he still comes to San Miguel to show his art.

The quick pop up show, Saturday 5-8 PM and Sunday 2-5 PM, will not just be about cats, of course. Andrew also paints magical San Miguel cityscapes, flying mariachis, portraits and figures, and many other things. His versatility is one of the things that makes his work attractive to so many different people. His colorful and whimsical paintings and prints are found in countless San Miguel households as well as internationally.

Originally from Ukraine, Andrew has also lived in Canada, South Korea, and Peru. He moved to San Miguel de Allende in 2010, and for a few years, worked closely with fellow Canadian painters Toller Cranston and Marion Perlet. Before beginning to paint animals, he painted in a psychedelic and surrealistic style, but the simplicity and whimsy of Mexican reality stole his heart and made him radically change his compositions.

Apart from painting, he has authored several books and composed many songs. His artwork graced Michael Hoppe's 2018 release, Amistad, and he has written the lyrics to Hoppe's forthcoming song "Love is the Answer." He has a wife, two children, a dog, a cat, two rabbits, three turkeys, and a number of chickens. His studio is currently in Oaxaca and he welcomes visitors. In San Miguel, his work can be seen in Hecho en Mexico (Ancha de San Antonio #8), Lolita (Salida a Celaya 52), CI Banco (San Francisco 25), Dila's (Mercado Sano), and in his old studio (Hospicio 22) which will soon reopen as a gallery.

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