John Louis DeAndrea
John Louis DeAndrea is active/lives in New York, Colorado. John DeAndrea is known for sculptor-super real nude figure.
John De Andrea, American sculptor, was born in Denver, Colorado on November 24, 1941. He studied at the University of Colorado, Boulder from 1961 to 1965 and in 196668 was an art assistant at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. He had his first one-man show at the O. K. Harris Gallery in New York in 1970.
He rapidly developed a style of casting and then painting fibre-glass or polyvinyl acetate sculptures of figures from life. The extreme verism of his work links it to PHOTOREALISM, although it lacks the strong cultural identity evident in much Photorealist sculpture and painting. The sculptures are usually of one or two young, elegant and casually posed nude figures, as in "Dorothy" (196970; Aachen, Neue Gallery). The mechanical technique and lack of expression distance the viewer, while the glossy realism sours any beauty the sculptures might otherwise have.
Some sculptures were inspired by the works of other artists, while others reflect the artistic process, as in "Untitled" (Studio Scene) (1977; Cologne, Mus. Ludwig), which shows the artist and his model.
Source: "Grove Dictionary of Art"