Artist of the Day / Andrew Holmquist

I’ll let the reviewer talk about Andrew’s work.  (And, yes, I somehow managed to show all of them twice!)

“The crazy-beautiful paintings of Andrew Holmquist seem to be celebrating the chaos, as if to say, “yes, it’s a train wreck, but isn’t it a beautiful one?”  Like an explosion at a fireworks factory, brilliant colors in random patterns stream across the sky in a celebration of technology gone berserk.”

“Holmquist has the rare talent to make that happen, whether by adding something unexpected, like a big, blue grid to one of his larger works, or by whipping together whatever he can paint, or find, in his small, daily studies.”

“Holmquist’s paintings belong in the bare, temporary offices of a high tech start-up. It may, or may not, still be in business next year, but for now it’s living on crazy dreams, and they are beautiful ones. (Chris Miller)”

About destructivetesting

I'm a self-taught artist who prefers to use found objects in ways that were never intended. I'm not interested in making 10 or 100 of the same object. This, of course, takes more time to make each piece. I also prefer a more minimalist look, where each part of a piece can be appreciated. I consider my clocks to be small sculptures with moving parts. And, my lamps to be small sculptures with light. My mirrors are reflective sculptures. DESTRUCTIVE TESTING means to push something to it's limits to understand it's structural performance or material behavior under different stresses. I interpret this in my artwork as using materials in different ways or combinations than they were designed to be used. I also just like the slightly ominous sound of the term...
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1 Response to Artist of the Day / Andrew Holmquist

  1. Brilliant paintings!

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