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In this painting, blobs and wisps of paint come together to form a view of an idyllic hilltop neighborhood. While he usually paints from memory, Holmquist made his recent series of pandemic-induced, plein air landscapes via direct observation. This shift was also due to the artist’s delight in the radically new light and colors his new Los Angeles home provided.
Andrew Holmquist creates hyperreal landscapes crafted from his imagination, personal memory, and life. He uses imagery from his daily life to create paintings that are containers for passing, quotidian moments that overflow with innumerable details.
Andrew Holmquist creates hyperreal landscapes crafted from both his imagination and personal memories. He uses imagery from his daily life to create paintings that are of this world as well as from an imagined utopia. Through his active brushwork, these artworks become containers for passing moments of domestic bliss, and, like eruptions, Holmquist's fleeting moments often overflow with innumerable details.
Andrew Holmquist was born in 1985 and currently lives in Los Angeles, CA. Andrew Holmquist received his MFA (2014) and BFA (2008) from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
Recent solo presentations of the artist’s work have been presented at Galerie Lefebvre & Fils, Paris, France (2022); Five Car Garage, Los Angeles, CA (2022); Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL (2019); and Johannes Vogt Gallery, New York City (2019). He has a forthcoming solo presentation slated for the Spring of 2024 at Galería Karen Huber, Mexico City, Mexico.
He was in group exhibitions such as Eternal Youth at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL (2017); Drama Queer at the Vancouver Arts Festival, Vancouver, BC (2016); and Ground Floor, the biannual juried exhibition at the Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL (2015).
His work will be featured in the forthcoming book Internet/Art: From the Birth of the Web to the Rise of NFTs, written by Omar Kholeif and published by Phaidon Press.
In this painting, blobs and wisps of paint come together to form a view of an idyllic hilltop neighborhood. While he usually paints from memory, Holmquist made his recent series of pandemic-induced, plein air landscapes via direct observation.More