Andros Efstathiou was born in 1964, in Larnaca of Lapithos, Kyrenia. Efstathiou studied at Ridgewood Art Institute 1990-92 and later at New York Studio School 1992-94. Since 2017 he has been living and working in Limassol, running the Cornaro Fine Arts Centre, which he founded in 2007 together with the renowned Cypriot artist Stas Paraskos.
Efstathiou’s paintings are known for their expressive abstraction, gestural brushstrokes and bold use of colours. His inspiration derives from his observation of society and his lived experiences. Although his main medium is painting, Efstathiou has experimented with different materials and art forms. In 2013, he created 20 toilets which from the rear looked like headstones. Efstathiou then installed the toilets outside the Central Bank of Cyprus, in protest of the Cypriot financial crisis and the measures of austerity imposed on the island.
Efstathiou has had numerous group and solo exhibitions in Cyprus and abroad. In 2002 he participated in the Alexandria Biennale and the Florence Biennale. His works are part of many public and private collections including the State gallery of Cyprus, the Zampelas Museum, and the Ministry of education Cyprus to name a few.