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Andrew Fish

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20130705153502-sunsetboat
Sunset Boat, 2013 Oil on Canvas 30" X 40"
20130705154416-minigolf
Mini-Golf, 2013 Oil on Canvas 36" X 48"
20130705154643-weddingparty
Wedding Party, 2013 Oil on Canvas 18" X 24"
20130705153605-canoe02large
Canoe, 2012 Oil on Canvas 24" X 18"
20130705153703-danceparty
Dance Party, 2012 Oil on Canvas 36" X 96"
20130705153934-beachrunnerlarge
Runner, 2012 Oil on Panel 11" X 14"
20130705154037-bartender
Bartender, 2013 Oil on Canvas 30" X 40"
20130705153805-ahamay1
AHAMAY, 2011 Oil on Canvas 60" X 36"
20130705154242-humangenomeproject1
Human Genome Project, 2012 Oil on Canvas 36" X 60"
20130705154545-thankyoulordjesus3
Thank You Lord Jesus, 2012 Oil on Canvas 36" X 48"
20130705154738-sofanew2013
Sofa, 2013 Oil on Canvas 18" X 12"
20130705154840-pondicherrytree
Pondicherry Tree, 2012 Oil on Canvas 66" X 60"
20130705154936-barconversationlarge
Bar Conversation, 2013 Oil on Canvas 72" X 44"
20130705155121-silhouette
Silhouette, 2013 Oil on Canvas 9" X 12"
20130705155216-pointymansmall
Pointy Man, 2012 Oil on Canvas 30" X 40"
20130705155308-winetasting
Wine Tasting, 2013 Oil on Canvas 18" X 24"
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Vermont
Birth year
1972
Lives in
Boston MA, New York NY, Washington DC
Works in
Boston MA, New York NY, Washington DC
Schools
School of Visual Arts New York (SVA)
Tags
canvas, abstraction, collage, OilPaintings., oils, oil-based, oil/canvas, paintings, figurative
Statement

As an artist I am interested in depicting and responding to my surroundings as a documenter of contemporary life. This may be oversimplifying my aim, but the business of making pictures has become so ubiquitous in our culture that examining it as a trend has become one of the primary focuses of my work.

The Information Age has inundated us with imagery like no other time in history. Through technology and social networking, people are exposed to an endless stream of imagery, manipulated or enhanced, and shared throughout the Internet. The question that comes to my mind is: How can a painter respond to, and find relevance in, this kind of environment?

As a painter living in an Instagram world, I react to the ephemeral nature of digital photography by celebrating its popular motifs and rejecting its immediacy. Although the themes and imagery of my paintings may sometimes be analogous to their digital counterparts, I engage in a process that requires longer meditation and traditional materiality to develop the image. I seek a painterly aesthetic but maintain the photographic visual language of a picture through calligraphic mark making. The end result is a tangible object that both embraces and rejects the relationship between today’s image creators and image viewers.

Andrew Fish

Boston 2013