Thursday, December 6, 2012

-Sister's and Hope Calling

Hello everyone. I'm offering two new prints that will be available at 1pm California Time on Friday, Dec 7th in the STORE at Since I am not in the middle of moving and the prints are made and ready to pack, shipping will be very prompt this time.

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 "Hope Calling"
Paper size: 12" x 12"
Signed Edition of 100. $70
Shipped flat both domestic and international($6-$13)

"Hope Calling" was made to compliment the Hope Pigeon compositionally and sort of spiritually too. As a kid, I always thought the mating display of the Magnificent Frigatebird looked like a heart. Also vaguely knowing that the dove bringing back an olive branch to Noah's Arc signified that there was land somewhere beyond the flood. Together they represent Love and Hope. Happy Holidays!

 "Sister's" was made for the "Anomalies" group show at Copro Gallery in Santa Monica, CA. Words like freaks, human oddities, gaffs, cabinet of curiosities, vaudeville, carnies, gypsies.....were used to inspire some imagery for the invite. I wanted to do something simple and somewhat iconic and using those words I wanted to steer away from anything too goofy and grotesque. So I went with twins conjoined by one head, hugging each other as if they were best friends... note the heart shape in the negative space.

Paper size: 14" x 22"
Signed Edition of 200. $80
 Orders are placed in an archival acetate sleeve, taped in place on kraft paper to keep from shifting and shipped in a crush proof tube:) Shipping will be calculated at checkout for all orders both Domestic and International(between $10-$20)

Monday, October 8, 2012

-End of Summer Print.

Hello all.
 In lieu of Summer ending, is offering a wonderful reproduction of "Joyride to Nettles Summit" as a first ever time-released print. That means on Wednesday, October 10th at 12pm to October 11th 12pm this print will be available in the STORE at and will be signed and numbered to the edition sold in the order they are recieved.

If you've missed out on any prints in the past and if this image is something you think you might want, here is your chance. Please follow Instagram/twitter: poisonousbirds for updates or on FACEBOOK

 "Joyride To Nettles Summit"
 Paper size: 16" x 20"
A super sharp archival reproduction on heavy matte 100% cotton rag
 Signed Edition $85

Orders are placed in an archival acetate sleeve, rolled in kraft paper and shipped in a crush proof tube. Shipping will be calculated at checkout for all orders
Domestic and International(between $10-$20)

-The Mark Inside

I did a spot illustration for Bloomberg Business week a while ago for the book review of "The Mark Inside" by Amy Reading. I haven't read it, but the write up about it sounds really interesting. check it out. Cory Doctorow wrote a bit on it too on Boingboing: HERE

Monday, October 1, 2012


I'm in a group show in Los Angeles in two weeks.
Anomalies – beinArt Collective Group Exhibition at Copro Gallery

Opening Reception, Saturday, October 13th, 8pm – 11:30pm.
Exhibit runs: October 13th – November 3th, 2012.

 Here's the Press Release and check out the line up!

 "Anomalies" will be the third beinArt Collective group show at Copro Gallery, curated by Jon Beinart. The participating artists have been hand picked for their natural disposition towards the strange and deranged. This exhibition will showcase over 50 artists' interpretations of "Anomalies" and sideshow/carny culture. There will be paintings, drawings and sculptures of subjects that will deviate, distort and mystify. Human oddities, anatomical wonders, freaks, geeks & gaffs. Step right up and peek inside the beinArt Collective's cabinet of curiosities!

Participating artists include: Travis Louie, Esao Andrews, Chris Mars, David Stoupakis, Chet Zar, Christian Van Minnen, Scott Scheidly, Jessica Joslin, Turf One (Jean Labourdette), Naoto Hattori, Gregory Jacobsen, David Choquette, Brendan Danielson, Sandra Yagi, Tom Bagshaw, Pamela Wilson, Scott G Brooks, Peter Gric, Dietmar Gross, Heidi Taillefer, John Brophy, Richard A Kirk, Mia Araujo, Santiago Caruso, Tom Kuebler, Karl Persson, Jana Brike, Beau White, Heather Nevay, Erik Thorsandberg, Jason Montinola, Stephanie Henderson, Jennybird Alcantara, Jessica Ward, Jeff Christensen, Macsorro, Matt Dangler, Leslie Ditto, Lee Roswell, Sarina Brewer, Jennifer Knaus, Tim French, Agostino Arrivabene, Caitlin Hackett, Cliff Wallace, Mark Elliott, Brian Smith, Hector Javier Ramirez, Larkin, Murielle Belin, Erik Alos & Mark Gleason.

The beinArt Collective was formed to increase public awareness of strange figurative art, in galleries, online and in print. Each artist has been selected for their ability to express themselves imaginatively with exceptional technique and uncompromising individuality. The beinArt Collective is testimony to a huge international movement of figurative artists who have resisted current trends in the art world and remained true to their artistic vision.

beinArt Collective:
Facebook event page:
Press release on the Copro Gallery site:

Friday, July 20, 2012

-Inside The Sketchbook on Hi Fructose.

JL Schnabel of BloodMilk asked me a few questions about my sketchbooks on for their ongoing series "Inside The Sketchbook". More images on the link.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Circa Survive/Violent Waves.

Circa Survive has announced their new, self-released album titled Violent Waves slated for August 28th. They have some cool bundles on hand, a special 100 edition of the album will be a hand painted collaboration with the guys in the band and my silk-screened drawings.

For everyone who knows Circa Survive, they are unbelievably personable with their audience. They're doing a few with handwritten lyrics and all sorts of stuff to make this album a truly unique package. See the video and visit for all the details.

Box set cover.


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

-Two Shows This Saturday

I am participating in two group shows this weekend. First is "ART ON THE EDGE 2012" at Vered Gallery in East Hampton, NY. Here is the invite with the list of other artists below.

I was inspired by a specific excerpt from Carl Sagan's Cosmos and was able to find it verbatim on the internet. Its from the episode: The Backbone of Night.

"We are wandering hunter folk. Fire keeps us warm. Its light makes holes in the darkness. It keeps hungry animals away. In the darkness we can see each other and talk. We take care of the flame. The flame takes care of us. The stars are not near to us. When we climb a hill or a tree, they are no closer. They flicker with a strange, cold, white, far-away light -- many of them, all over the sky, but only at night. I wonder what they are."

One night I thought: "The stars are flames. They give a little light at night, as fire does. Maybe the stars are campfires which other wanderers light at night. The stars give a much smaller light than campfires, so they must be very far away. I wonder if our campfires look like stars to the people in the sky. But why don't those campfires and the wanderers who made them fall down at our feet? Why don't strange tribes drop from the sky? Those beings in the sky must have great powers."

And here are my pieces, I made two.

"Stargazer" 16"x24", oil on wood.
"Untitled (Girl in Ceremonial Dress)" 12"x12", oil on wood.

Also, I'm part of a massive group show at Thinkspace Gallery as a benefit for Born Free USA who help endangered and distressed wildlife.

and here is my piece.
"Hive Spider" 8"x12" oil on panel.

Thursday, May 3, 2012


"Sea Villa" Sold out in 3 minutes and I unfotunately have to make refunds due to over selling of the edition. I am sorry. I am overwhelmed by your support.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

-Sea and Sky.

Hello everyone, I'm offering two new prints that are being posted up this Thursday, May 3rd, at 1pm Eastern Daylight Time in the Store Section

"Sea Villa #2"
paper size 16" x 20"
Edition of 80 for $85

"Hope Pigeon"
paper size 12" x 12"
Edition of 100 for $70

A bit of a detail.
and another one.

Monday, April 2, 2012

-Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me.

This year marks 20 years since the US theatrical release of the feature film “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me” by David Lynch. I was elated to be asked to do a piece for the April 21st art show at Copro Gallery, celebrating this cinema milestone. Curated by Robert Wilson.
Here is some info about that show at
Also some images and the artist roster mentioned on Hi-Fructose.
"White Horse" 18"x 18" oil on wood.
Some close ups.

And the info.

"Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me" Group Art Exhibition.
Copro Gallery-Bergamot Station
Opening Reception, Saturday, April 21, 8:00 – 11:30 p.m.
2525 Michigan Ave , Unit T5, Santa Monica , CA 90404

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

-Group Shows

Involved in two local group shows this week.... 

Curated by Erik Foss
Exhibition: March 28 through April 25th, 2012
at Fuse Gallery 93 2nd Ave. NYC 10003. 

"Faux Fairy Tales"
Group Art Show
Saturday, March 31, 7-10pm.
Gristle Tattoo+Art Gallery 178 N 8th St. Brooklyn 11211.

Monday, March 12, 2012

-Mondo SXSW

On Saturday there was a secret opening at Mondo Tee's new gallery in Austin, TX. Mitch Putman of Poster's and Prints told me of a hush-hush sci-fi poster show they were doing at SXSW and asked if I wanted to do an original painting since they were full on poster art.
Due to time constraints and not being able to compete next to science fiction illustrators anyway, I took the meek and humorous route of a small portrait.
...The Grim Reaper in Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey. "Death in '91" 5"x6" Oil on wood.
Here is a nice article on WIRED.COM about it and a Youtube video from Ain't It Cool below
Here list's the art wizards involved:
Aaron Horkey
Alex Pardee
Arik Roper
Craig Drake
Daniel Danger
Drew Millward
Drew Struzan
Esao Andrews
Gary Pullin
Jacob Van Loon
James Flames
Jason Edmiston
Jay Ryan
Jay Shaw
Jeff Soto
Ken Taylor
Kevin Tong
Kilian Eng
Martin Ansin
Olly Moss
Phantom City Creative
Randy Ortiz
Rich Kelly
Richey Beckett
Robert Brandenburg
Scott Campbell
Scott Listfield
Silence TV
Todd Slater
Tom Whalen
Tyler Stout

Monday, March 5, 2012


I'm gonna have to catch up on here since I'm several Monday's behind. Been really busy lately so I do have new stuff to show. I got an iPhone a few weeks ago and am now doing a bit more snapshot sharing via
Instagram: esao_andrews
twitter: @poisonousbirds Assume shots of works in progress, pics of Soybean, random life images, and other people. The two folks in the image above are Tomer Hanuka and Kenichi Hoshine when we peeped out a show of Nicola Samori, Daniel Pitin, Olvier Clegg over at Ana Cristea Gallery

Monday, January 30, 2012

-Grumpy Study

Scrambling to find something to put up for Monday I pulled out this figure study from my SVA days and scanned it. oil on masonite, 11"x19" 1999?
I remember that this model kept nodding off to sleep and at some point some students were pretty irritated. One in particular yelled at him so the model just quietly said, "I feel sick." got up, threw on clothes and walked out.

Monday, January 23, 2012


Here's a time-lapse I made last summer for a background image on Circa Survive's website. Combination oil on wood + some digital.

Monday, January 16, 2012

-Beetle Drawing

Hi Fructose has a nice write up about my show last week with Allison Sommers

Monday, January 9, 2012

-Los Angeles

I just got back to NYC from my wonderful vacation in Los Angeles. Thanks to everyone everywhere. I didn't take any photos while there and am bummed about that because a lot happened. Anyways here's some pics from the opening all taken by Sam Graham.(cept the last one) The whole album is on Thinkspace Gallery's FLICKR and also on their FACEBOOK PAGE. If you were there you can tag yourself. Instagram!

Here's me signing a 24"x24" print of "The Stray" which will be available through Thinkspace's website really soon with an edition of just 25. Its time to update that Selected Works section.

Friend Scott Copalman with a coon skin cap.

I don't know Krysten Ritter, but she was there.

These are the guys that made it happen. I thought there was a group photo of us with Allison Sommers too, but didn't see it. She has some super detailed gouache paintings in the project room.

See. The show goes through the to the 28th. You should check it out.

Venice Beach. Vitamin D. Clare Bare
Thats about all.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

-Kick Off.

About to head to Los Angeles for my show at Thinkspace Gallery. Contact Andrew Hosner at for any inquiries about the work. Here is a 2 1/2 minute time-lapse I put together of me working on it. Looks like I need a faster computer, but I really enjoy making these videos so count on more showing up.
Also have a mini interview "Back Talk" on the Juxtapoz website HERE.
Here's a small 12"x 12 painting titled "Sea Villa" My last one of 2011. Finished it about 11:30pm New Years Eve then somehow made it outside for the countdown. No big deal. I want to start painting ocean water more often.