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About Andrew Brandou

Critics have put Andrew Brandou into several categories, including pop-surrealism and “underground” art. Brandou received his training in illustration and animation; he worked with a greeting card company, and animation studios where he helped in the production of popular cartoons like Spongebob Squarepants, The Simpsons, and Rugrats. Though he draws inspiration from fellow illustrators, Richard Scarry in particular, Brandou’s own style is amorphous and versatile; he confesses: “If I get tired of painting, it’s only so far as a specific style.” Each of his series is based on pre-existing motifs, drawn from such diverse sources as Christmas cards or John James Audubon’s nature drawings. Each body of work also articulates a larger narrative, either allegorical or based on historical events. Within his pieces, Brandou features some recurring protagonists, including anthropomorphized rabbits representing the “everyman”.

American, Los Angeles, California, based in Los Angeles, California

Group Shows on Artsy

2015
Oh, The Places We Have Been: Rediscovering the Past, Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York