Early Life and Education
Andrea was born in 1976 in Buenos Aires and spent her childhood in Cuba and France. At the age of 18, Andrea began making ceramics, which she studied in Chile, before going on to study in Buenos Aires, then in France. From this initial interest in ceramics, came an intrigue in painting and the freedom of expression it offered Andrea. Today, many of Andrea’s most recognised works are her illustrative style acrylic paintings.
Andrea Plaza’s Inspiration
Forever travelling the world, Andrea takes inspiration from Latin American Street Art, African Art, Mexican frescos and muralism. Artists such as Rothko, Twombly, Basquiat and van Gogh continue to inform Andrea’s ever-evolving style, which straddles the boundaries of expressionism, abstract and figurative art. Whilst enjoying the vivid and versatile nature of acrylic paint, Andrea often adopts salvaged fabrics and found materials into her work.