Portrait of Andreas Varro

Artist Bio

Andreas Varro’s internationally awarded and published artwork represents human behaviour through the medium of satire art. He uses conventional methods to create props and construct scenes. Using photography, he captures and manipulates images using digital techniques.

As a child, Andreas had a social phobia, and he lived with an intrinsic fear of expressing his ideas to others, afraid of being judged and punished for them. He chose to self-censor during his boyhood which haunted him and was painful on several dimensions. Having a quiet and thoughtful nature made him the target of bullies. 


Later on, life drastically changed and threw him into the abyss. After his father died from cancer, a man brutally murdered his mother a year later. Andreas asked himself what drives people to do the things they do?

The quest for understanding the motivations of individuals came at a time of darkness which fundamentally reconstructed him. Using art, he started to express the transformation he hoped for in society. Andreas wants his art to generate deep and meaningful conversations about human behavior and technology’s impact on humanity and what that means for freedom of speech.

The darkness he experienced shaped his artistic style which seems to derive from Renaissance paintings with those illuminations shrouded by dark canvas. Universal themes are inspired from ancient mythical stories which are translated into contemporary messages in his creative work. Over a short period of time, Andreas has received over 50 prestigious awards for his art, and his talent is now recognized worldwide.His experienced darkness has shaped his dim and artistic style; it seems to derive from those old renaissance paintings, with dark creative expressions. In addition, some of his artwork uses ancient mythology and stories to convey his messages. Over a short period of time, Andreas has received over 50 prestigious awards for his art and is now recognized worldwide.

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Artist Statement

"My mission is to create thought provocing art that sparks meaningful conversations, connects people, and starts discussions about inner change."

Awards

Trierenberg Super Circuit

Gold, Emotions/Human Relations category

2021

International Photography Awards

Gold, Subcategory winner 
Special/Special Effect

Honourable mentions, Special-Digitally Enhanced

Special-Digitally enhanced 2

2021

FEP Awards

Bronze Camera, Illustration & Fine art category

2021

International Photography Awards

Gold, subcategory winner, 
Special/Special Effects category

Honorable Mention, Advertising-Self-promotion category

2020

Swedish National Team

Selected to the Swedish National Team

2020

FEP Awards

Individual image awards

Merit Award

Merit Award

Distinction Award

2019

Swedish Championships

Gold, Commercial category

Silver, Digital Illustration category

2019

European Professional Photographer of the Year

Bronze Camera, Commercial category

2018

Swedish National Team

Selected to the Swedish National Team

2018

European Professional Photographer of the Year

Bronze Camera, Commercial category

2018

World Photographic Cup

Bronze, Commercial category

2018

World Photographic Cup

Bronze, Commercial category

7th place, Illustrative/Digital Art category

2018

Swedish Championships

Gold, Overall Swedish Champion

Gold, Digital Illustration category

Gold, Creative Portrait category

Gold, Commercial Category

2018

One Eyeland Awards

Gold, Photographer of the Year, Sweden

Bronze, Conceptual category

Bronze, Self Promotion category

Bronze Self Promotion Category

Silver, Self Promotion Category

Silver, Self Promotion Category

2018

International Photography Awards

Bronze, subcategory winner, 
Advertising-Automotive

Honorable Mention, Special-Digitally Enhanced category

Honorable Mention, Advertising-Self-Promotion, catebory

Honorable Mention, Advertising-Self-Promotion, catebory

Honorable Mention, Advertising-Self-Promotion, catebory

Honorable Mention, Advertising-Other category

Honorable Mention, Advertising-Conceptual category

Honorable Mention, Advertising-Conceptual category

Honorable Mention, Advertising-Conceptual category

Honorable Mention, Advertising-Conceptual category

2018

Prix De La Photographie Paris

Bronze, Advertising-Self Promotion

2018

Swedish Championships

Gold, Digital Illustration category

2017

International Photography Awards

Honorable Mention, Special-Digitally Enhanced category

Honorable Mention, Special-Digitally Enhanced category

2017

Swedish National Team

Selected to the Swedish National Team

2017

Press

Peta Pixel

USA

2022

Fotosidan

Sweden

2021

Kamera & Bild

Sweden

2021

Kamera & Bild

Sweden

2021

Kamera & Bild

Sweden

2020

Kamera & Bild

Sweden

2020

Sveriges Radio

Sweden

2020

Eizo

USA

2019

Country Smart

Sweden

2019

Country Smart

Sweden

2019

Totally Örebro

Sweden

2019

Sveriges Radio

Sweden

2018

Örebrokuriren

Sweden

2018

Fotoblogia

Poland

2018

Totally Örebro

Sweden

2018

Örebrokuriren

Sweden

2018

Örebrokuriren

Sweden

2018

Örebrokuriren

Sweden

2018

Kamera & Bild

Sweden

2018

Kamera & Bild

Sweden

2018

PhotoNews

HongKong

2017

Broncolor, news/blog

Switzerland

2017

Fotoblogia

Poland

2017

Fstoppers

USA

2017

Kamera & Bild

Sweden

2017

Broncolor news/blog

Switzerland

2016

DIYPhotography

Sweden

2016

Örebrokuriren

Sweden

2016

Örebrokuriren

Sweden

2016

Örebrokuriren

Sweden

2016

Fotoblogia

Poland

2016

Fstoppers

USA

2016

Campaign

UK

2016

Resumé

Sweden

2015

Xatakafoto

Spain

2015

Tuxboard

France

2015

Art-Sheep

France

2015

Fstoppers

USA

2015

Sveriges Radio

Sweden

2014

Kamera & Bild

Sweden

2011