PAINTINGS by Andrew Catanese

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Angel of Accubation
Acrylic on panel, 18” x 24”, 2019.

From the Water
Polymer paint on canvas, 42” x 30”, 2017.

 

Danse Macabre in Eden
Acrylic on canvas, 40” x 30”, 2018.

Steps to the Water
Acrylic on panel, 24” x 18”, 2019.

 

The Duet
Acrylic on panel, 12” x 12”, 2019.

 

At the Water’s Edge
Acrylic on panel, 12” x 12”, 2018.

Under Brush
Acrylic on panel, 12” x 12”, 2018.

Feast of the Ass
Acrylic on canvas, 72” x 96”, 2018.

From the Water II
Acrylic on panel, 36” x 48”, 2018.

Adam Encounters a Serpent
Acrylic on panel, 18” x 24”. 2019.


Andrew Catanese attended the Sam Fox School of Art and Design at Washington University in St. Louis where he obtained his BFA in Studio Art. He grew up near Richmond, Virginia and currently lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia from his studio at the Goat Farm Arts Center. His figurative, narrative paintings are characterized by a neo-gothic style and horror vacui aesthetic. The dense, tapestry-like images are populated with figures in disguise, caught in moments of violence and intimacy, and surrounded by the thick, heavy native foliage of the South. The work tends to address notions of gender and sexuality broadly in the context of larger morals dogmas. However, the narratives in these works, which Catanese builds around mythology, biblical narratives, or fables, more directly address the complexity of a queer identity in the South.