Abstract Figure Paintings
As a mixed media artist specializing in assemblage art, Andy has made several face pieces. But about a year ago, he started to expand in an area he hadn't explored since college: figure painting. More specifically, abstract figure paintings. According to Wikipedia: A figure painting is a work of fine art in any of the painting media with the primary subject being the human figure, whether clothed or nude. The human figure has been one of the constant subjects of art since the first stone age cave paintings, and has been reinterpreted in various styles throughout history. Oil paint historically has been the ideal media for depicting the figure.
In Andy's abstract figure paintings, he uses acrylic paint and his subjects are either clothed or appear to be.
Last year, he painted these two pieces:
So far this year, Andy has completed four abstract figure paintings. He seems to be enjoying the creative process of these, and I'm sure many more will be coming soon.