Born in 1969 in Caracas, Venezuela. Andrés Celis Ossott is a modern artist who creates pieces full of color and seeks to generate feelings of happiness on those who contemplate them. He is self-taught and has developed his work based on color, shape, and recycling. He works effortlessly on wooden beams and iron sheets. His artistic abilities are a natural gift, and the only courses he has taken have been in painting and color preparation geared towards motor vehicles. For him, color is everything. He seeks to convey feelings and positive states of mind through a gamut of bright and joyful hues.
His work is versatile and can adapt to any environment. Perfection in the application of color and the finish of his work is one of his characteristics. For him, it is a challenge to transform the irregular, rough, porous surface of wood or metal into a surface that is soft, shiny, and smooth to the touch. In some of them, he includes recycled elements, such as parts of musical instruments that have been discarded, giving the creation a touch of originality. With his hands, he is capable of redoing the body of an instrument, recovering its inner vibration, and changing its aspect for one that is full of color. He has restored cuatros, mandolins, bandolas, acoustic guitars, violins, cellos, and electric guitars. For him, music is an inspiration because it helps him to clear his mind, elevate his spirit, and create.
He believes that artists can be a positive reference for society because they reflect the work, effort, achievement, and dedication of a human being. For Andrés Celis complimenting his art with social work is vitally important, which is why, whenever he has the opportunity he collaborates by donating his works of art to nonprofit organizations. His work is on exhibition in Venezuela at major Caracas galleries such as Galería Freites, Galería Arte Innovador, Ideal Art Centro de Arte, and SohoArt Gallery, and also at Canale-Diaz Art Center and Astrageous Gallery in the United States. He continues expanding the exhibition of his art to other parts of Venezuela and principally internationally.
● ArtExpo Las Vegas 2018. DATG Concept Booth #215. Miami, Florida
● Spectrum Miami Art Fair 2017. Art Basel Week. DATG Concept Booth # 613. Miami, Florida
● Canale Diaz Art Center “Pop Matters.” 2016. Miami, Florida
● Art Palm Beach International Art Fair. Canale Diaz Art Center. 2016. West Palm Beach, Florida
● Benefit Exhibition for “Lar Padre Joaquim Ferreira” Foundation “Abriendo Caminos.” 2016. Caracas, Venezuela
● Canale Diaz Art Center “Consequences.” 2015. Miami, Florida
● Benefit Auction for “Amigos del Hospital San Juan de Dios” Foundation “Art Auctioned for a Smile.” 2014 and 2015. Caracas, Venezuela
● Benefit Auction for“Parque de los Sueños” Foundation “From the Heart.”2014. Caracas, Venezuela
● International Art Fair (FIAAM). Arte Innovador Gallery. 2012 and 2013. Maracaibo, Venezuela
● Galeria Los Galpones “Al Arte le dan Sabana.” 2012. Caracas, Venezuela