Andrew LeMay Cox

b. 1987

Andrew LeMay Cox explores visual storytelling in such a unique style that it challenges the traditions of academic painting. The paintings themselves are influenced by two components: process and narrative. The function of materiality within these works attempts to question traditional methods of paint and canvas. Cox’s work is constructed using ink that is baked at high temperatures and is assembled by painting on skins. The skins hang loosely from the stretcher and add sculptural properties to two dimensional surfaces. The other component is to create an aesthetic narrative that allows the viewer to escape their reality and get lost in themes outside civilizations normality’s. These characters occupy a utopian landscape outside the realms of race, religion, or politics. They ignore social or economic concerns. They are ageless and serendipitous. They sing, dance and make love without cause, limitation, or destination.