Tenerife | Spain
Adolfo Andrés, aka Pathos, was born in 1993 in Guia de Isora, in the southwest of the Tenerife Island (Canary Islands / Spain). He was educated in a rural area by his grandparents, with whom he created a very special bond, being that this experience marks a large part of his works. During his adolescence, Pathos moved to the city of La Orotava where he came in contact with the world of skateboarding, surfing and graffiti, which would later also serve as an inspiration for his paintings. Pathos is currently completing a Civil Engineering course at the University of La Laguna (Tenerife). His art education was received informally, which made him a self-taught person who seeks personal fulfillment through art. The themes that influence his paintings focus on the anatomy, attitudes, emotions and social behavior of the human being. Music, personal anecdotes, or phrases in canary dialect, that emerge in conversations with his family and friends, are also a source of inspiration for his works. Pathos's paintings emerge as a succession of ideas, texts, images and particular symbology, with overlapping layers of paint and extravagant and appealing colors that recall Pop Art. These ideas form subliminal connections between each other, often with a deep and personal perspective and, other times, without relating at all, being only the result of his artistic spontaneity. The characters of Pathos paintings, with the appearance of cartoons, are represented as deities who acquire a relevant role in the general theme of each work. His compositions are nourished by neo-expressionist artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat, A. R. Penck and Georg Baselitz, among others.