Andrew Brandmeyer

 

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Andrew Brandmeyer is a St. Louis-based emerging artist ascending to worthy attention. While trained in classical painting and drawing, Brandmeyer paints with considered chaos, creating invigorated spaces with sophisticated textures. Recontextualizing traditional landscape and portraiture, Brandmeyer is aggressively sensitive to the character of his subjects, whether they be portraits of his friends or abandoned and degrading cityscapes. In his cityscapes, Brandmeyer embraces the history of St. Louis while conveying the condition of a once-grand city in decline. The surfaces of Brandmeyer’s paintings reflect the quality of the city’s surfaces from decades of peeling paint and fliers, graffiti, faded lettering, and erosion. “The paintings’ formal harmonies, and the seductive, tactile quality of the surfaces themselves, reinforce a message that beauty is defined by a buildup of experience and, ultimately, by survival” (Julia Clift, Huffington Post). His portraits carry through the same surfaced textures, as if each person’s presence is composed of peeling, built-up, and fading qualities.

Andrew Brandmeyer is currently adjunct professor at Maryville University, Fontbonne University, and University of Missouri-St. Louis.

"This new body of work features local architecture both standing and in a state of vulnerability by physical destruction or through observational study. Symbolism in the paintings questions observational methodology by the amount of control that's placed on today's society and reflects on social, cultural, and critical constructivism. I aim to capture the beauty and aesthetic power of man made structures while honoring the history and lives of those connected to their existence." - Andrew Brandmeyer

 

Andrew Brandmeyer

Education

2011 MFA, Fontbonne University, St. Louis, MO
2008 BFA, Fontbonne University, St. Louis, MO.

Selected Exhibitions

2014  Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO
          Concrete Ocean Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO2013  Concrete Ocean Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO
          Maryville University, St. Louis, MO
2011  Art Dimensions, St. Louis, MO
          Fontbonne University, St. Louis, MO
          Concrete Ocean Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2010  Art Dimensions, St. Louis, MO
          Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
2009  Fontbonne University, St. Louis, MO
          Art Dimensions, St. Louis, MO

   

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