LOS DESASTRES DE LA GUERRA is a black and white photo series Andreas Horvath began working on in 1994. The title being a direct reference to Francisco de Goya´s famous series of etchings: "The Disasters of War".

Like the nineteenth century Spanish painter, Andreas Horvath tries to encapsulate the horror of battle. Of course with the eyes of an artist at the beginning of a new millennium, incorporating photography and the products of the toy industry into his work. The figures within the images have all been created by melting and distorting tiny plastic soldiers.

Magnified many times from their original size, the dramatic emphasis clearly confronts the grotesque, awful reality of war. Yet, at the same time, these horrendous figures possess a surreal, almost religious quality. The nameless, suffering individual - casualty of any war - is given a monument, an altar-piece.