Piece description from the artist
"Super-Friendly, Super-Vicious Destinies" is the first large work from early on in a series that began in the Spring of 2013. Much in the way of the work includes experimenting with pure, "tube" colors in largely voiced fields that build decreasingly nonobjective forms. Also included in the series is the continuation of simple, powerful word usage for the sake of adding dimension to not-so-obvious themes inspiring the work. This work speaks to and is inspired, like other works, by ideas of young, American desperation, the difficulties of city life, and chasing personal achievement. The piece incorporates some familiar imagery in order to communicate these themes.
Originally from southern Massachusetts, Andrew has been painting and drawing since an early age. In 2003, he started classes at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA, following a path of various studio and design classes that would eventually lead him to graduating in May of 2007 with a degree in Illustration. Since then, he has been in various shows in and around the Boston area that include select pieces from both his professional and personal work.
His work, mainly on found pieces of wood – often dilapidated or reclaimed – depicts the world around us through bright colors, sharp metaphor, and a curious kind of humor that often finds itself pleasantly tongue in cheek or altogether mysterious. Often shown with the idea of it all being an ongoing series with intrinsic similarities and shared symbolism, there is to be found in the work an implied narrative running through most of the
work that makes either subtle or severe nods to personal endeavors, world issues, and classic themes.