francisco andrade

Born 1982, Mexico
Has practiced at Creative Growth since 2002

Inspired by places and events from his daily routine, Francisco Andrade’s vivid depictions of houses, cars, and animals border on the surreal in their multi-colored interpretation of quotidian life. Dense with color, Francisco’s crosshatched strokes of Prismacolor sticks are layered extensively to the paper’s edge, causing the individual shades to appear interwoven like a tapestry. The faceted quality of his compositions suggests a stained glass effect, which can camouflage the content at first sight. However, the veiled image slowly reveals itself upon further viewing as Francisco’s grayed intersection of complimentary hues activates the fragments, linking them once more.