About Andrew Hem
Raised in Los Angeles, artist Andrew Hem was born during his parents’ flight from Cambodia in the Khmer Rouge genocide wake. He grew up carrying two reverse cultures – the rural just one of his Khmer ancestors and the vivid city a single of the Los Angeles community he lived in. Andrew felt soon drawn by the infinite graffiti murals of his town. So from an early age, he gained fantastic capabilities as a result of graphics and composition by experimenting with some graffiti. Later on he applied for and accomplished a diploma from the Art Middle College of Design and style.
Artwork and Observe
By way of his imagery, Andrew usually depicts particular person people in their room, which doesn’t often resemble the real entire world. This artist’s choice boosts the illusionistic sensation of recollections and dreams. His decided on shade palette doesn’t typically match fact, but he recreates as a result of colours a all-natural rendering.
Hem echoes graffiti art as an allusion to street tradition, art, and trend. Andrew’s narrative design combines gouache, oil, and acrylic paint.
However floating or staring, his figures are all framed in their spaces as if the setting froze them to highlight the individual’s essence. The bodies fill the canvas to interpret their vital position. It’s via the backgrounds that Andrew explores the narrative specifics of the depicted thoughts. The decisive temper is city, whimsical, tangible, and fabled—a correct fusion of his roots. To Andrew, colors are the language of emotions. Significantly attracted to color mixtures, his artworks are extremely expressive of a thoroughly planned shade scheme.