Joe Andoe

American, b. 1955

257 followers
Follow

Joe Andoe

American, b. 1955

257
Followers
Biography

Using an unconventional reductive technique, Joe Andoe paints monochromatic and earthen-colored farm animals (particularly horses), horns, and other natural and household subjects. To begin with he usually covers primed canvas or paper with a single color and incises the outline of his subject. He then creates the image by wiping away the layers of still wet paint within the outline. The contrast between the density of the background and the image comprised of the smeared and blurred underlying surface creates a sunken relief within the painted background. The shifts in tone and shadow are intended to eerily evoke twilight landscapes and dreams. Andoe is also an accomplished memoirist, best known for Jubilee City: A Memoir at Full Speed (2007), a meditation on his path to becoming an artist.

Related Categories
Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
Biography

Using an unconventional reductive technique, Joe Andoe paints monochromatic and earthen-colored farm animals (particularly horses), horns, and other natural and household subjects. To begin with he usually covers primed canvas or paper with a single color and incises the outline of his subject. He then creates the image by wiping away the layers of still wet paint within the outline. The contrast between the density of the background and the image comprised of the smeared and blurred underlying surface creates a sunken relief within the painted background. The shifts in tone and shadow are intended to eerily evoke twilight landscapes and dreams. Andoe is also an accomplished memoirist, best known for Jubilee City: A Memoir at Full Speed (2007), a meditation on his path to becoming an artist.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
Articles Featuring Joe Andoe
How an Oklahoma-Born Painter Uses Google Maps to Capture His Hometown
Mar 30th, 2015
How an Oklahoma-Born Painter Uses Google Maps to Capture His Hometown
Barry Whistler, a Savant of the Dallas Art Scene for 28 Years and Counting
Apr 2nd, 2014
Barry Whistler, a Savant of the Dallas Art Scene for 28 Years and Counting
Navigate right