JOHN DE ANDREA, FIGURATIVE SCULPTOR, watercolor

John de Andrea, Figurative Sculptor, watercolor in my art notebook.

Born in 1941, in the USA, John de Andrea's figurative works bring the tradition of lifelike sculpture to a climax. I read that he had started working with resin, but now layers paint on bronze casts. He imparts an unsettlingly realistic likeness of human skin to their surfaces. Hyperrealism. When I walked in the room, I thought this one was an actual, real, alive woman posing!! It fooled me!! Of course, this was at La Biennale di Venezia, a few days ago.