André was born on january 31 - 1967 he received a b.f.a. in the 90's- from hdk - zurich and lucerne university of applied sciences and arts. He came to preeminence in the 1990’s during a time when many artists - critics and collectors were quietly championing a return to the art of painting. Upon first glance andré’s work seems to mirror the surrealists fascination with the subconscious and collective memories. However andré's transcends the initial surrealists strategies by consciously choosing subject matter loaded with cultural connotation.