b.1987; Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY
Andrew Schwartz's work explores the possibilities of abstract visual language using a vocabulary of color, form, light, and materiality. Collaborating with chance and the alchemical properties of paint, the artist employs a range of techniques in an improvisational flow of repetition and variation to create new visual outcomes. Each painting becomes a site for impressions, residues, and subsequent excavations. By blurring the presence of the human hand and insisting on the transient image, Schwartz hopes to communicate a sense of memory and the passage of time.
Schwartz received a BFA with concentrations in painting and sculpture from Cornell University in 2010 and an MFA in painting from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in 2016. Schwartz has exhibited his work at Morgan Lehman Gallery (NYC); Deanna Evans Projects (NYC); and Geoffrey Young Gallery (Great Barrington, MA); among others.