Resident Artist Hydra Island Greece
Born in 1956, Andreas Horstmann is an autodidact artist with a German surname - and - a Greek first
His first “artistic touch“ came as he studied landscape gardening in his younger years. However, life is always full of surprises and he ended up working as a surveyor /camp manager and other interesting activities in different countries of the world such as Libya, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, the Sultanate of Oman, Mali/Timbuktu - and Germany.
One of his main hobbies was, and still is, traveling and exploring the world - looking for unique
… and since August 2016 Andreas spends most of his time on one of these unique spots - the island of Hydra and enjoys working/painting as an artist under the Greek sun.
In 2011 his “artistic touch“ came to life again. He first started with sculptures and expended his work with paintings. He enhanced his knowledge by following a few courses at the “Akademie Wildkogel“ in Austria as well as at the “Middelmann-Art Atelier“ in Germany.
Essentially an abstract painter he always tries (for him) new techniques such as swab and scraper as well as collages.
As he has no experience on the “international stage of art“ Andreas is looking forward to his first exhibition at the Melina Mercouri Hall from July 3rd to 9th, 2017.
As a new resident of Hydra, Andreas is keen to meet everyone and so he cordially invites everyone to his first Hydra Exhibition to see his work and to say hello.
Some of the paintings and scultures featured here will be on show along with more recent works.
For those who won't be able to attend, Andreas welcomes visits to him home studio on Hydra. So if you would like to visit him, please contact him using the form below to make a rendevouz.