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http://twitter.com/undre2g
http://paintthetown.tumblr.com

To learn about me, the art will tell the story...

My art is a reflection of many things. What I value in the world...your mind is the only weapon. Where I receive inspiration...vibrant colors that brighten an environment. My outlook on the world around me...creating order in seeming chaos. A window into my cultural world...a young black experience.

Currently my work is primarily portraits of black icons, which is deliberate. I wanted to challenge myself to create highly recognizable faces with the quality of something digitally produced. There also needs to be more images of black people represented beautifully. I also have a forthcoming street project that these are specifically designed for…

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  • Joined November 27, 2006

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About

http://twitter.com/undre2g
http://paintthetown.tumblr.com

To learn about me, the art will tell the story...

My art is a reflection of many things. What I value in the world...your mind is the only weapon. Where I receive inspiration...vibrant colors that brighten an environment. My outlook on the world around me...creating order in seeming chaos. A window into my cultural world...a young black experience.

Currently my work is primarily portraits of black icons, which is deliberate. I wanted to challenge myself to create highly recognizable faces with the quality of something digitally produced. There also needs to be more images of black people represented beautifully. I also have a forthcoming street project that these are specifically designed for.


My art also depicts my journey. I am a creative and artistic person, but I never found a real outlet to express myself until 2009. I took a month off from my regular life to explore a few creative endeavors. During this process, I discovered my capacity to make my imagination a reality through the use of light + color + oil paints. I number my paintings by their order of creation, because that really illustrates my progression and helps to keep me striving to keep pushing each piece further than the previous. Every piece is done either late night or weekends so my proliferation is a result of less sleep and less socializing which is why I hold each original tightly. They are all children consummated during times I should be enjoying life and have become expressions of that displaced joy that has been found in doing art.


My art has a distinct style. My style is a deconstruction of light that allows me to breathe structured color into every form. Combining this with graphical elements that express something beyond their physical shapes. My work visually appears close to a digital production while still remaining completely hand crafted. Society is sitting in the middle of digital and traditional worlds and that's where I want my artwork to be positioned. My paintings are "simple seduction". I use simple elements that can convey an immediate message while still offering more if you fully engage. Upon engagement, viewers will be seduced through the use of striking colors, subject matter, and composition. This approach will hopefully bring my art to a broader, unsuspecting audience.


My art is meant to be accessible. I love beautfiul images for their power to affect the world that they exist in. Unfortunately the art world has been relegated to a very small part of society. It isn't accessible to the people that need the inspiration most. I have made a conscious effort to sell my art in many formats that allow people to always have access.


thanks for being intrigued, if you want more go there --> http://andrewoolery.com

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