Esao Andrews is an American painter, working with oil on wood panels. His works are a fantastic blend of gothic, grotesque, erotic and surrealism.
Andrews was born and grew up in Mesa, Arizona, where he attended Red Mountain High School. He attended The School of Visual Arts and now lives and works from his home in Brooklyn with his semi-faithful companion, Soybean. His art is influenced by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Alfons Mucha, and Joe Sorren.
Andrews has exhibited in group shows; one with John John Jesse, and another with Travis Louie and Tara McPherson. He has produced cover art for Circa Survive‘s album Juturna, as well as their May 2007 release, On Letting Go. His latest work was shown on Circa Survive’s newest album cover for their third LP Blue Sky Noise.
I’m afraid of becoming labelled. I’m young and I’m early in my career, but things have been picking up, and I’ve become obsessed with this issue. Like, I don’t want to be known as one of those people that paints wide-eyed girls. I’ve been trying to diversify my subject matter and not necessarily always include funny elements like I usually do.
(All images via Esao Andrews)