Michael Ricardo Andreev
At three months old Michael Ricardo Andreev moved to Jamaica where he lived sixteen years before returning to New York City, surrounded by flora, fauna,
green grass, green birds and blue mountain peaks; and this experience helped shape not only his views on the world of people, but also on the world of space,
texture, color and composition.
His more erudite influences include Anselm Kiefer, Robert Motherwell, Gerdhard Richter, Franz Klein, each of whom in their way sought the common ground between
western-style intellectualism and eastern-style spiritualism, as well as the intersection of abstraction and representation in painting, all salient issues for
Andreev's works have been received by actress Susan Sarandon, Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), and Michael Stipe (REM), along with work shown at the Whitney
Museum and collected by the Library of Congress.