Teruhiro Ando (Zentsuji, Japan, 1962)
Teruhiro Ando is a Japanese artist who has lived in Spain since 1992.
He graduated from the Tama Art University (Tokyo) in 1984, followed by two postgraduate, one in painting and other in restoration, both at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana. At this time participated in several group exhibitions in Germany, Austria, Britain and Spain.
In 1991 he received a scholarship as artist in residence at the University of Edinburgh and awarded the first prize for Best Exhibition at the Festival of Edinburgh, Scotland. In 1992 after taking part in the Japan Pavilion for Expo 92 in Seville, he decided to live in Spain.
The painting of Teruhiro Ando questions the reality of perception and amazes the viewer with the illusion that produces the trompe l'oeil.
He’s earned several national and international awards among which we can highlight the BMW Painting Prize in 2008, granted by Queen Sofia, the Valdepeñas International Fine Arts Exhibition prize in 2012, the Focus-Abengoa Painting Prize in 2013 and the Salon d'Automne in Madrid 2014.
His work is nowadays part of collections such as the National Contemporary art in Ljubljana, the National Library in Madrid, the Municipal Museum in Valdepeñas, CEART Museum in Madrid as well as collections from foundations like UNED, BMW or Wellington among others.
In 2013 he was appointed corresponding member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and Historical Sciences in Toledo.