Gabriel Andreu’s passionate search of new ways to express himself has taken him to work in the field of art. In his work he combines the roles of artist, director, actor and author; he uses media such as photography, video and performance. Working with others, he explores feelings, fears, and frustrations. Notions of social art, identity and masculinity often appear in Gabriel’s work. In his most recent projects he works from the perspective of family relationships; questions the meaning of being an artist nowadays; and investigates how the use of mobile apps has changed the way that we communicate with each other.
Gabriel Andreu was born in Castellon, Spain. He now lives and works between London and Brighton. He studied Fine Art Photography at “The Cass”, Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design at London Metropolitan University and in San Francisco State University (2009-2012). He also studied Drama in Madrid and has a background working as an actor. Gabriel has exhibited in Europe and the US. In 2012 he was awarded with the Cass Alumni Awards which helped to produce his work Untitled, Unnamed, Sold. In 2013 he has been showcased in photographic publication Uncertain States with his work How Many Inches?, shortlisted for the Videoakt International VideoArt Biennial for his work A Matter of Blood, and shortlisted for The Shape Open 2013 for his work Silence 3 which toured the UK for six months showing in several institutions and galleries.
So far in 2014, A Matter of Blood has been included in Ambivalent; a curatorial collaboration from The Cass’s MA, Curating the Contemporary taught in conjunction with the Whitechapel Gallery. Gabriel’s works Silence 3 and A Matter of Blood have also been selected for the nextVideo Art Festival Miden 2014, Kalamata, Greece.