Born in NYC’s lower east side and raised in the rail road apartments of Queens. His early life was colored with the sights of a European social class and the sounds of thundering J trains. The neighborhoods of his childhood were laced with the sharp images of every day life, and those of a darker criminal element that was so common in that time and place.
At odds with these conflicting mentalities, he was drawn to the punk movement of the 80’s finding refuge in the strong bonds within the east village sub-culture and its anti establishment message. Here, Andrew began to channel his raw message musically, playing guitar in notorious punk Hardcore bands of the day. A frenetic existence, he dueled with the contradictions of life and self destruction. His art soon began to find expression and notoriety in fanzines, T shirts and band stickers- a glaring reflection of life, politics and culture. His status quickly grew from local artist, to underground pop culture icon.