I make three-dimensional paintings and paint sculptures out of oil paint and bamboo sticks. Intricate bamboo stick structures are combined with worms of paint squeezed directly from the tube to form the body of the painting. Into this delicate and convoluted surface I paint imagery from a wide variety of sources, both personal and commercial. The build up of paint and sticks interacts with and changes the imagery causing it to shift, distort and break apart as you walk around the painting. The body of the painting asserts itself, overwhelming the images clinging to its surface and altering their sentiment.
About the artist:
Andrew Hladky is a British artist and MA graduate from Wimbledon School of Art, London, now living and working in Philadelphia. Since moving to the US in 2015 he has had 3 solo exhibitions at Artspace NC, Arlington Arts Center VA, and Hardesty Gallery OK. He has been awarded many fellowships and residencies, including at Yaddo, Jentel and a Pollock-Krasner Fellowship at Vermont Studio Center. With the collaborative group, On Innards, he published an artist’s book in 2015, now in the SAIC Artists’ Books Collection, Metropolitan Museum New York, and the MoMA Library and Archives, among other collections.Learn More