Wk 4 – Artist Interview – Andrea Albarran

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Andrea Albarran is a student artist at California State University of Long Beach. She has been majoring in Drawing and Painting for five years now. She mostly uses oil paint and loves the texture and glassy feel. Still life objects, portraits and abstractions are her preference in painting. Lately she has been using her art to portray her loved ones, her feelings and her imagination. In High School Andrea was into fashion and design, but her high school art teacher saw talent in her and encouraged her to pursue a career in art. Andrea never saw a future in art, until she was encouraged by her teacher; so Andrea stuck with painting ever since. Andrea always feels that her paintings are “never really finished”, so she is constantly adding to her work. Andrea loves to ask people what they get out of her paintings, that is what they feel when they see them.

Andrea also did a collaboration with an other student artist at csulb, his name is Victor Ortiz. His work was unique and focused on the human body in unique brush strokes. The piece that the artists worked together on really showed their distinct styles of painting. Victor’s brush strokes were the basis of the piece, but Andrea’s use of color was prominent in the art. Andrea said she loves the use of color.

I personally enjoy Andrea’s artwork, it is a blend of abstraction and reality. Her portraits are stunning and have hints of abstraction also.

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