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mazunte4 Welcome to Andrew OstaWelcome to the official website of the international artist, author, and songwriter Andrew Osta. Born in Kiev Ukraine, Osta received his education in Toronto and later travelled the world creating and exhibiting paintings, lecturing, and teaching. He exhibited with the late Pablo Amaringo in Peru in 2009, and with his close friend, the late Toller Cranston in Mexico in 2014. He had many solo exhibitions in Canada, Mexico, France, Switzerland, and South Korea.
Author of two nonfiction books and many original songs, Andrew dedicates all of his time to creative pursuits. Before taking the plunge and becoming a full-time, self supporting artist in 2010, Osta spent a year working as a teacher in South Korea, followed by a year spent as an Art Healing Counsellor for SISO Hamilton in Canada. During this time, he was part of a small team that developed the first Art Healing and Counseling program in Canada. This program helped refugees relieve stress and overcome traumas through guided creation of art. After SISO, Osta continued to study the relationship between art and healing independently. He spend 8 months in the jungles of Peru, living and studying with a shaman, followed by four months in Mexico. The object was to continue studying ancient modalities of healing, especially those in which music and art played a major role. His travels led him to a retreat in the mountains of Oaxaca where he returned to his Christian roots and discovered further mysteries that would later reflect in his art, music, and writing. Overall, Osta’s creative work can be said to be highly spiritual in nature, with a deeper meaning obvious to those who look for it.
Andrew Osta divides his time between Canada, Mexico, and the south of France. The best way to contact him is by e-mail: andrew @ or by using the form on this website.


Exhibition History


Contemporary Oil Painter San Miguel de Allende Canada France Switzerland
Automatically painted, Osta’s subjective surrealism works are always unplanned, channeled rather than created. They are distinguished by an organic quality, lack of straight edges, forms that blend into one another, surreal double images, and the possibility of multiple interpretations. Most paintings in this style were made between 2005 and 2010.
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Contemporary Oil Painter San Miguel de Allende Canada France Switzerland
Paintings on spiritual themes. Spiritual portraits. Modern/Contemporary paintings of Saints, Divine Beings and Angels. Spiritual paintings of dreams and visions. Symbolic paintings. Contemporary Christian artwork.

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Contemporary Oil Painter San Miguel de Allende Canada France Switzerland
Painted in part or completely on location, small acrylic or oil on paintings of special and extraordinarily beautiful places. Landscapes of Oaxaca, San Miguel de Allende, Xalapa (Mexico), Barcelona (Spain), Tuscany (Italy), Cote d’Azur (France), Switzerland, etc. y.

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Contemporary Oil Painter San Miguel de Allende Canada France Switzerland
Charming and subtly humorous paintings of cats, dogs, and other animals. Children, Horses, Music and Musicians… Al things whimsical, colorful,  and joyful. Child-like work, naive, paintings with strong colors and compositions.

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Contemporary Oil Painter San Miguel de Allende Canada France Switzerland
Artist’s self portraits, Portraits of Impressionists, modern and contemporary painters. Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, Pable Picasso, Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, Toller Cranston. Portraits of the people of Mexico. Portrait by commission.

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