Andy Waumanâ€™s works speak about the possibility of freedom. They are messages with a romantic sense for anarchy and love. In his statements, he often uses images that have been violated, multiplied and copied by commercial media. He recuperates common metaphors and symbols and gives them back their original romantic touch or even ideological meaning. The poetic quality is striking.
Within an upcoming movement of new young artists using the language of the social context they grew up in, with the so-called popular culture and media as basic ingredients, Andy Waumanâ€™s feeling for materials and authentic meaning is a marker.
In a personal statement, Wauman comments on the nature of his artistic personality:
â€œGenerally my work has itâ€™s origins in my conviction that a truly living culture can only arise from social structures and that the only theory a contemporary artist can feed on is necessarily a social one. I do not recycle existing forms, I try to make new ones based on my own background. Which is what distinguishes an artist from a marketeer. I try to inject the spontaneous energy from the street into my artistic practice, and I create my own contribution to the â€˜revolution of everyday lifeâ€™ in the shape of texts and objects.Therefor, a recurrent element in my work is my protesting against cynicism and a preference for the sensuality and romantic value of the materials of the street, the ones the vagabond knows better than the bourgeois. But rather than a political activist, I like to call myself a poetical terrorist. â€œ
//More on Boy & Erik Stappaertsâ€™ work soon.
Andy WAUMAN + Boy & Erik STAPPAERTS
OPENING ON GALLERY NOCTURNE â€“ 27.10.2011
MX7 is excited to announce the duo exhibition of these two fine gentlemen.
In Shadow Doesnâ€™t Charge a combination of sculptures, paintings, drawings and mixed media will be presented to you, all in a black and white setting.