Lost in Thought – Contemplating Characters Divided in Paintings by Andrew Hem

Andrew Hem has been entranced by troublesome eyes of his contemplating characters in his latest paintings. Solitary figures find themselves falling or in some other surrealistic way completely indifferent, apathetic to the surroundings of their physical self. A body and soul on opposite sides of the universe. A world where dream seems like the only reality. The narrative style of Hem is inspired by his early interest in graffiti, which becomes a combination of gouache, oil, and acrylic paint. Chosen color palettes seem to aim to make our characters disappear from the physical world they live in. Almost unnoticeable shadows, they are barely here yet their emotions struck harder than a wake-up slap from this ethereal place. Andrew Hem has graduated from ArtCenter College of Design with an illustration degree, but his artistic vision comes directly from his personal life. He’s had a respectable number of solo and group exhibitions all over states of California and New York and few in Europe. Click here to visit Hem’s Instagram page.

A body and soul on opposite sides of the universe

Artist chooses color palettes that swallow our solitary characters within their reality

Andrew uses a combination of gouache, oil, and acrylic paint

Almost unnoticeable shadows, they are barely here yet their emotions struck harder than a wake-up slap from this ethereal place

A world where dream seems like the only reality

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