Some Kynd of Onwith, Oil and bamboo sticks on board, 10.5 x 10.5 x 3.5 inches, 2016

“I make three-dimensional paintings and paint sculptures out of oil paint and bamboo sticks. Intricate bamboo stick structures are combined with worms of paint squeezed directly from the tube to form the body of the painting. Into this delicate and convoluted surface I paint imagery from a wide variety of sources, both personal and commercial. The build up of paint and sticks interacts with and changes the imagery causing it to shift, distort and break apart as you walk around the painting. The body of the painting asserts itself, overwhelming the images clinging to its surface and altering their sentiment.”

About the artist: Andrew Hladky is a British artist and MA graduate from Wimbledon School of Art, London, now living and working in Kensington MD. Since moving to the US in 2015 he has had 3 solo exhibitions at Artspace NC, Arlington Arts Center VA, and Hardesty Gallery OK. He has been awarded many fellowships and residencies, including at Yaddo, Jentel and a Pollock-Krasner Fellowship at Vermont Studio Center. With the collaborative group, On Innards, he published an artist’s book in 2015, now in the SAIC Artists’ Books Collection, Metropolitan Museum New York, and the MoMA Library and Archives, among other collections.


About the Fleur and Charles Bresler Residency: In honor of VisArts patrons, Fleur and Charles Bresler, VisArts invites applications and proposals from local, national, and international artists for a four month residency at VisArts at Rockville. This residency provides a unique opportunity for a dynamic individual artist or collaborative artist team to create a new body of work, evolve an existing body of work, or develop a project in a stimulating, supportive environment. Studio space is provided free of charge. The residency encourages interaction, dialogue and exploration both within the VisArts artist community and the larger Rockville community as well. The residency offers the gift of time and space to three artists and/or collaborative artist teams each year to experiment and realize new work. The current Bresler Resident Artists present their work in a solo exhibition at VisArts.

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