Andrés Mérida, born in Algeciras (Cádiz) in 1964 and based in Málaga since 1970, began his professional artistic career in the 90s. His academic training took place at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Seville and his career has been consolidated through his exhibitions in Spain and abroad, showing his work in many cities (New York, Mexico DF, Hong Kong, Dortmund, Guadalajara, etc…).
His work has been evolving from the beginning with influences of artistic movements of the 20th century, mainly from the expressionist and surrealist currents, creating his own universe and style by which he is easily identified.
In the first decade of this century he travelled to the USA and Mexico for long periods where he worked and held several exhibitions and began to experiment with performance painting live and interacting with other artists.
On a technical level he is experimenting with digital art combining it with traditional techniques and in the aesthetic sense he is introducing a new expressive resource in his works through what he calls “GARABATISM”, the result of several years of research and influences from artists such as Giacometti or J. Pollock.
His latest major project is the collaboration in the scenography of the show “SOMBRAS” by the dancer Sara Baras, as well as his constant exhibitions.