Joe Andoe

Inspired by the natural world, Joe Andoe creates stark, frequently monochromatic paintings and prints of the flora and fauna of his native American Midwest. His works are characterized by dark, tactile backgrounds and simple, ethereal figures. In Staring Horse (2004), the canvas is dominated by the direct gaze of a white horse who engages with the viewer as it emerges from a richly worked background. Andoe's works have been exhibited in numerous public and private institutions, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Museum of Modern Art.