Thursday, July 29, 2010

Andrew Hem's Haunting Mythos

All you lucky New Yorkers, make sure to head on over to Jonathan LeVine Gallery on Wednesday, August 4th for the Annual Summer Invitational Group Exhibition, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy three marvelous new paintings by Andrew Hem, amongst other work from the promising young lights of the new contemporary scene. I have seen the pieces that Andrew is sending your way, and can assure you that viewing them in person will be very rewarding.

"Get Right Back Up"

Andrew's work is otherworldly and introspective, yet simultaneously current and dynamic. Among his many sources of inspiration are Asian ghost stories, landscape painting, graffiti, architecture, traveling, ninjas, b-boying, Alex Kanevsy, Van Gogh and Henry Darger — fascinations that lead him to strange and heart-wrenchingly beautiful places. You can dig deeper into his world if you venture into my archives.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the post! Beautiful talented paintings. TF