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Andrew Purchin

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Gravity Play, 2008 Oil 30" X 30" © Andrew Purchin
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Dance Studio, 2007 Oil 30" X 30" © Andrew Purchin
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Inexplicable, 2010 Oil 20" X 20" © Andrew Purchin
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Into the Dream, 2007-2009 Oil On Panel 26" X 30" © Andrew Purchin
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Water Play, 2009 Oil 16" X 16" © Andrew Purchin
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Disappearing Dance, 2009 Oil 20" X 24" © Andrew Purchin
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Symphony, 2009 Oil 36" X 48" © Andrew Purchin
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Down, 2009 Oil 15" X 15" © Andrew Purchin
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Into the Sea, 2009 Oil 18" X 24" © Andrew Purchin
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Wizard's Hat, 2009 Oil 20" X 20" © Andrew Purchin
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Ocean's Edge Moonlight, 2009 Oil 24" X 24" © Andrew Purchin
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Los Angeles
Birth year
1962
Lives in
Santa Cruz
Tags
mixed-media, landscape, performance, modern, figurative
Statement

I am interested in the marks we make.  How do you and I move? How do we sense each other through space?  What vibrations do we create?  What is the space between us?  How are we like a flock of birds or a school of fish?

 

When I paint I am dancing—improvising with the other dancers—the trees, grasses, light, earth, water and air…

 

Painting can be a ritual for me. There’s something about laying out my colors and mapping the forms and movement of a place that is like an invocation.  I invoke the spirit of a place.

 

My work spawns from my duel practices of being in the moment as I paint directly from life and from my practice of deep dance improvisation.  As I strive to capture motion and be the motion, I hope to engage the viewer in some aspect of the intimacy of creation.