“Que horror, que horror. Faster Pussycat, Kill Kill.” - Andres Nagel
Born in San Sebastian on August 15, 1947, Nagel began his studies in architecture. In 1965 Nagel attended University of Navarre, Pamplona, finishing his degree in Architecture in 1972. He first exhibited his work, mostly sculpture of fiberglass and polyester, in his native city in 1968. During this time, Nagel also traveled throughout Europe and worked on engraving with Grupo 15 in Madrid, where he met an influential artist and friend, Eduardo Chillida. In 1974, he opened his first exhibition in Madrid, at Galería Iolas Velasco, and then in Bilbao, at Galería Luzaro. After traveling through northern Africa and Southeast Asia, he joined architects Cristina Fontan and Angel de la Hoz on a Greyhound bus to travel throughout the United States and Canada on a several month excursion, 1983. During 1985, Nagel taught a one-month seminar at the Circulo de Bellas Artes of Madrid and Jose Julian Baquedano made a short film focused on his work. In addition to countless other exhibitions presenting his work, the Museo de Bellas Artes in Bilbao held a retrospective show of Nagel’s work in 1995. In 1997 he exhibited at Tasende Gallery’s new space in West Hollywood, for which he designed the entrance door.