Andre Fafara

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Andre Fafara

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Born in Poland in 1959, he made Houston his home in 1988.  Andre started his artistic career at a very early age – his mother was his staunch supporter encouraging Andre to pursue his passion for art. Mainly self-taught, his work is oriented towards landscapes, nudes, and still life, but his interest in Automobile history, the beauty of classic or modern design led him to embrace the automotive art which became a priority in years to come. His big passion for race cars is reflected primarily in most of his artworks. His style is highly realistic, where the old master of techniques team perfectly with a certain elasticity and dynamics specific to the contemporary artists of our times.

Andre’s works have been displayed in corporate permanent exhibits in the United States and overseas obtaining recognition on both sides of the Atlantic for his unique artistic execution. A selective group of collectors such as BMW, BMW/MINI, Credit Suisse Bank, Ferrari-Oman have acquired his museum quality artworks. He embraces the beauty and classic design in his automobile art.In spite of the fear that the creative process can be many times elusive and a struggle, for Andre painting remains a passion for which he lives and continues to to create.

 

RESUME

Selected Exhibitions (Solo Shows):

One Man – Special Automotive Fine Art Exhibit – 100th Anniversary of Grand Prix Celebration & A Tribute to Michael Schumacher achievements in F1 with Ferrari participation. GREMILLION Fine Art Gallery – Houston, Texas, March 2007

Lympne Castle (Special Event) – Kent, England (2004)

BMW Houston North Auto Salon – Houston, Texas, USA (2003)

(recent works – permanent display)

AUTO SHOW / BMW PAVILLION – Houston, Texas, USA (Jan. 2003)

MERCEDES-BENZ of Houston North – Houston, Texas, USA (2002)

(Permanent exhibition – 8 months)

MERCEDES-BENZ Houston North – Houston, Texas, USA (2002)

Celebrating: 110 Years of Mercedes Benz in America, recent works & artist collection.

Harris County Precinct One – Houston, Texas, USA (2001)

(Permanent exhibition – 6 months)

BMW Houston North Inaugural – Houston, Texas, USA (2001)

 

Corporate Collections

Katzura Architects – Bucharest, Romania

General Consulate of Poland – Los Angeles, California, USA

Bankomat – Warsaw, Poland

 

Commissions

BMW Group Houston – Woodlands, Texas, USA (2006)

MINI Cooper of Houston North – Woodlands, Texas, USA (2004)

University of Austin – Austin, Texas, USA (2004)

Credit Suisse Bank – Houston, Texas, USA (2003)

BMW of Houston North – Houston, Texas, USA (2003)

Mercedes-Benz of Houston North – Houston, Texas, USA (2002)

BMW of Houston North – Houston, Texas, USA (2002)

BMW of Houston North – Houston, Texas, USA (2001)

 

Selected Group Art Events & Exhibitions

“Art Discovery Weekend” MFA Houston – Houston, Texas (May 2005; Sponsors MINI of the Woodlands & BMW) 

“Silver Windows” Mirkovich Gallery – Houston, Texas (Feb. 2005)

“Recent works” Mirkovich Gallery – Houston, Texas (Dec. 2004)

“For the Sake of Arts” MFA Cypress – Houston, Texas (Aug. 2004)

“Consular ARTE International” 2004 -Houston, Texas (Aug. 2004)

“BMW & Arts” J.Matthias Galleries – Houston, Texas (July 2004)

“Winter Show” (recent works) Gallery 3 – Houston, Texas (Dec. 2003)

” ART FEST” Gallery 3 – Houston, Texas (Nov. 2003)

“Color & Shapes” La Maison D’Arte Gallery- Houston, Texas (Oct. 2003)

“INAUNGURAL” La Maison D’Arte Gallery – Houston, Texas (Sep. 2003)

“Cool Summer” J.Matthias Galleries – Houston, Texas (July 2003)

(Recent works)

“Life & Nature” J.Matthias Galleries – Houston, Texas (June 2003)

“Life” J. Matthias Galleries – Houston, Texas, USA (May 2003)

(Sponsors BMW)

“Science & Arts” – Houston, Texas, (Jan. 2003)

The University of Texas Health Science & Houston’s major corporations

“Vitality” Lyric Center – Houston, Texas, USA (Dec. 2002)

POLISH AMERICAN RADIO – Houston, Texas, USA (April 2002)

Evin Thayer Gallery – Houston, Texas, USA (2001)

(Art Event sponsored by TV2)

International Cow Parade – Houston, Texas, USA (2001)

(Art & Artist, Supporters BMW)

Rotary Club of Houston – Houston, Texas, USA 2000

Centennial Olympic Games – XXVI Olympiad, Atlanta, USA (1996)

(Mix Media works – exhibition)

International Art Trade Show – Dallas, Texas, USA (1993)

 

Articles & Other Publications

ARTifacts / Evin Thayer – Houston’s Artists (2000)

Polish Radio Courier – “A new Polish artist is arising” (2001, 2002)

Houston Editorial – Sun Paper & Houston Chronicle (2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005)

ARTL!es & ART Gallery (2003, 2004, 2005)

ART Gallery Houston Official News Letter (2003 & 2004)

 

Artist’s Portfolio Reviews

Museum of Fine Arts – Houston, Texas, USA (2002)

TATE Modern Museum – London, UK (2003)

National Contemporary Museum – Bucharest, Romania (2004)

ALEX Reade Automotive Fine Arts Gallery – London, UK. (2005)

Art In Dimensions International – Houston, Texas, USA (2006)

(Permanent exhibition)

 

Individual Collectors

Austin, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, San Antonio – USA

Paris – France

London – UK.

Bucharest – Romania

Warsaw – Poland

Lausanne – Switzerland

The Art Collectors Name List – available only by request.

 

Category

Ferrari, oil on canvas, paintings

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