Andrew Ogus

I was born and raised around Washington D.C. with two forays to the Middle East. I’ve lived in California since 1970, and been doing works on paper for over twenty years. My unique combination of printmaking, painting and drawing has been exhibited internationally. It continues to evolve.
I am always hoping to make something beautiful.


Portfolio:

Castor and Pollux 17

These drawings were done on prepared paper. I wash printmaking papers with acrylics, add litho inks by sending them through the press or by hand, draw on them, and paint on them. The mosaics developed out of my love for ancient classical and Byzantine art forms. After establishing the figures, I rule and draw the grid, and paint it by hand.
The Dioscuri, Castor and Pollux, were twin half brothers, one the son of the mortal Tyndareus, king of Sparta, and the other the son of Zeus, who raped their mother, Leda, in the form of a swan. Castor was a great horseman and Pollux a great boxer. When the mortal brother was killed in battle, his immortal twin asked Zeus to let them trade places in the underworld day by day, so his brother could live on. Touched by his loyalty and love, Zeus put them both in the Heavens as the Gemini.
The model in this drawing is adult film actor and director Bruno Bond.

Castor and Pollux 17 “Castor and Pollux 17”

This drawing was done on prepared paper. I wash printmaking papers with acrylics, add litho inks by sending them through the press or by hand, draw on them, and paint on them. The mosaics developed out of my love for ancient classical and Byzantine art forms. After establishing the figures, I rule and draw the grid, and paint it by hand.
The Dioscuri, Castor and Pollux, were twin half brothers, one the son of the mortal Tyndareus, king of Sparta, and the other the son of Zeus, who raped their mother, Leda, in the form of a swan. Castor was a great horseman and Pollux a great boxer. When the mortal brother was killed in battle, his immortal twin asked Zeus to let them trade places in the underworld day by day, so his brother could live on. Touched by his loyalty and love, Zeus put them both in the Heavens as the Gemini.

Castor and Pollux 20 “Castor and Pollux 20”

This drawing was done on prepared paper. I wash printmaking papers with acrylics, add litho inks by sending them through the press or by hand, draw on them, and paint on them. The mosaics developed out of my love for ancient classical and Byzantine art forms. After establishing the figures, I rule and draw the grid, and paint it by hand.
The Dioscuri, Castor and Pollux, were twin half brothers, one the son of the mortal Tyndareus, king of Sparta, and the other the son of Zeus, who raped their mother, Leda, in the form of a swan. Castor was a great horseman and Pollux a great boxer. When the mortal brother was killed in battle, his immortal twin asked Zeus to let them trade places in the underworld day by day, so his brother could live on. Touched by his loyalty and love, Zeus put them both in the Heavens as the Gemini.

Castor and Pollux 22 “Castor and Pollux 22”

This drawing was done on prepared paper. I wash printmaking papers with acrylics, add litho inks by sending them through the press or by hand, draw on them, and paint on them. The mosaics developed out of my love for ancient classical and Byzantine art forms. After establishing the figures, I rule and draw the grid, and paint it by hand.
The Dioscuri, Castor and Pollux, were twin half brothers, one the son of the mortal Tyndareus, king of Sparta, and the other the son of Zeus, who raped their mother, Leda, in the form of a swan. Castor was a great horseman and Pollux a great boxer. When the mortal brother was killed in battle, his immortal twin asked Zeus to let them trade places in the underworld day by day, so his brother could live on. Touched by his loyalty and love, Zeus put them both in the Heavens as the Gemini.

Castor and Pollux 24 “Castor and Pollux 24”

This drawing was done on prepared paper. I wash printmaking papers with acrylics, add litho inks by sending them through the press or by hand, draw on them, and paint on them. The mosaics developed out of my love for ancient classical and Byzantine art forms. After establishing the figures, I rule and draw the grid, and paint it by hand.
The Dioscuri, Castor and Pollux, were twin half brothers, one the son of the mortal Tyndareus, king of Sparta, and the other the son of Zeus, who raped their mother, Leda, in the form of a swan. Castor was a great horseman and Pollux a great boxer. When the mortal brother was killed in battle, his immortal twin asked Zeus to let them trade places in the underworld day by day, so his brother could live on. Touched by his loyalty and love, Zeus put them both in the Heavens as the Gemini.

Castor and Pollux 27 “Castor and Pollux 27”

This drawing was done on prepared paper. I wash printmaking papers with acrylics, add litho inks by sending them through the press or by hand, draw on them, and paint on them. The mosaics developed out of my love for ancient classical and Byzantine art forms. After establishing the figures, I rule and draw the grid, and paint it by hand.
The Dioscuri, Castor and Pollux, were twin half brothers, one the son of the mortal Tyndareus, king of Sparta, and the other the son of Zeus, who raped their mother, Leda, in the form of a swan. Castor was a great horseman and Pollux a great boxer. When the mortal brother was killed in battle, his immortal twin asked Zeus to let them trade places in the underworld day by day, so his brother could live on. Touched by his loyalty and love, Zeus put them both in the Heavens as the Gemini.

Castor and Pollux 29 “Castor and Pollux 29”

This drawing was done on prepared paper. I wash printmaking papers with acrylics, add litho inks by sending them through the press or by hand, draw on them, and paint on them. The mosaics developed out of my love for ancient classical and Byzantine art forms. After establishing the figures, I rule and draw the grid, and paint it by hand.
The Dioscuri, Castor and Pollux, were twin half brothers, one the son of the mortal Tyndareus, king of Sparta, and the other the son of Zeus, who raped their mother, Leda, in the form of a swan. Castor was a great horseman and Pollux a great boxer. When the mortal brother was killed in battle, his immortal twin asked Zeus to let them trade places in the underworld day by day, so his brother could live on. Touched by his loyalty and love, Zeus put them both in the Heavens as the Gemini.

Castor and Pollux 30 “Castor and Pollux 30”

This drawing was done on prepared paper. I wash printmaking papers with acrylics, add litho inks by sending them through the press or by hand, draw on them, and paint on them. The mosaics developed out of my love for ancient classical and Byzantine art forms. After establishing the figures, I rule and draw the grid, and paint it by hand.
The Dioscuri, Castor and Pollux, were twin half brothers, one the son of the mortal Tyndareus, king of Sparta, and the other the son of Zeus, who raped their mother, Leda, in the form of a swan. Castor was a great horseman and Pollux a great boxer. When the mortal brother was killed in battle, his immortal twin asked Zeus to let them trade places in the underworld day by day, so his brother could live on. Touched by his loyalty and love, Zeus put them both in the Heavens as the Gemini.

Castor and Pollux 33 “Castor and Pollux 33”

This drawing was done on prepared paper. I wash printmaking papers with acrylics, add litho inks by sending them through the press or by hand, draw on them, and paint on them. The mosaics developed out of my love for ancient classical and Byzantine art forms. After establishing the figures, I rule and draw the grid, and paint it by hand.
The Dioscuri, Castor and Pollux, were twin half brothers, one the son of the mortal Tyndareus, king of Sparta, and the other the son of Zeus, who raped their mother, Leda, in the form of a swan. Castor was a great horseman and Pollux a great boxer. When the mortal brother was killed in battle, his immortal twin asked Zeus to let them trade places in the underworld day by day, so his brother could live on. Touched by his loyalty and love, Zeus put them both in the Heavens as the Gemini.

Castor and Pollux 34 “Castor and Pollux 34”

This drawing was done on prepared paper. I wash printmaking papers with acrylics, add litho inks by sending them through the press or by hand, draw on them, and paint on them. The mosaics developed out of my love for ancient classical and Byzantine art forms. After establishing the figures, I rule and draw the grid, and paint it by hand.
The Dioscuri, Castor and Pollux, were twin half brothers, one the son of the mortal Tyndareus, king of Sparta, and the other the son of Zeus, who raped their mother, Leda, in the form of a swan. Castor was a great horseman and Pollux a great boxer. When the mortal brother was killed in battle, his immortal twin asked Zeus to let them trade places in the underworld day by day, so his brother could live on. Touched by his loyalty and love, Zeus put them both in the Heavens as the Gemini.
The model in this drawing is adult film actor and director Bruno Bond.

Castor and Pollux 35 “Castor and Pollux 35”

This drawing was done on prepared paper. I wash printmaking papers with acrylics, add litho inks by sending them through the press or by hand, draw on them, and paint on them. The mosaics developed out of my love for ancient classical and Byzantine art forms. After establishing the figures, I rule and draw the grid, and paint it by hand.
The Dioscuri, Castor and Pollux, were twin half brothers, one the son of the mortal Tyndareus, king of Sparta, and the other the son of Zeus, who raped their mother, Leda, in the form of a swan. Castor was a great horseman and Pollux a great boxer. When the mortal brother was killed in battle, his immortal twin asked Zeus to let them trade places in the underworld day by day, so his brother could live on. Touched by his loyalty and love, Zeus put them both in the Heavens as the Gemini.