Thursday, July 3, 2014

Open Studios STL 2014 - Andrew Brandmeyer

Andrew Brandmeyer

Another young painter on the tour, Andrew Brandmeyer. I don't see many abstract artists around here these days. The trend seems to be toward the figurative but with reality rearranged, not surrealist but more subtle. Here, the woman seems to be disintegrating in some way, maybe so anxious that bits are shaking off her. Some molecules seem to float in the air (more out of the photo frame). Note the ceramic owl with a pink, empty, thought balloon.

He told me that the painting he's using as his Facebook header (link above) at the moment is based on a Caravaggio work. I searched a couple of online catalogs and couldn't find the reference. So use your imagination.                   

10 comments:

cieldequimper said...

I can't see it either offhand but I love the owl!

Olivier said...

j'aime, la femme qui se désagrège et tous les petits details autour d'elle (les atomes en bas, la lettre,)

Norma Beishir said...

Oh, I like his work!

Luis Gomez said...

Nice work.

William Kendall said...

I like that a lot!

Jack said...

Bob, his painting is exceptional. I confess to liking realism-based painting.

Stefan Jansson said...

Interesting work. And I like his pose.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I think the artist's header is a reference to Caravaggio's Judith Beheading Holofernes. The source for the owl looks like a 1950s collectible ceramic by Kay Finch. Or maybe not.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Not sure about the header photo but really like his painting here, I relate to the falling apart feeling :)

Vern Lintvedt said...

The imposition of the artist's "real," self-assured image, opens up another world of interpretation to the work. At first glance, I thought he was part of the story. A wonderful, evocative painting. It draws you into a story upon which you can only surmise and speculate concerning the circumstances (the empty bubbles?), and yet empathize with the woman. Great work and photo!