Colombian born artist Andres Hoyos currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Andres had a solo show in August, Definition of Color, at the residence of the ambassador of Colombia in Washington, D.C. His piece, Flying Chairs, remains on display at the embassy. Andres has participated in shows at BWAC and Design Within Reach in New York City. He has studied art most recently at The Art Students League of New York in New York City and at Escola Massana in Barcelona. His work is part of private collections in the United States, Colombia and Spain.
Andres primarily works with objects that have been discarded or left behind by others. His hope is that by giving these objects new life he helps to start a broader discussion about recycling. He hopes that people will be inspired, after viewing his work, to find the value in things that they may have otherwise discarded. Even if they do not repurpose an item themselves he wants people to see that an item that they were thinking of as trash may be useful to someone else. Andres wants people to realize that, with a little extra effort, they can recycle an object instead of depositing it in a landfill.