Andrew Ogus

andrewogus.com

Castor and Pollux 52

Acrylic, litho ink, graphite, color pencil

Castor and Pollux 61

Acrylic, litho ink, graphite, color pencil

Centaurs and Lapiths 9

Acrylic, litho ink, graphite, color pencil

Fragment 44

Acrylic, graphite

Poseidon 5

Acrylic, graphite

The Postcard Project 8

Acrylic, graphite

The Postcard Project 23

Acrylic, graphite

The Postcard Project 36

Acrylic, graphite

Biography

I make drawings on prepared printmaking paper, combining my fascinations with animals and the male figure. Rather than create an idealized perfection I look for the extraordinary beauty in ordinary people. There are various themes.

I follow the tradition of rendering human models as gods and heroes of the ancient and common era mythologies that still resonate today, rendered in same sex images.

“The Postcard Project” combines modern models with figures in personal photographic postcards from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. “Fragments” are small drawings that perhaps suggest something larger.

As well as exploring the effects of different surfaces on the papers, these subjects are a conduit for exploring many kinds of marks, and how a simple variation in a line or a tiny stroke can transform an image.