As the title suggests, Full Circle, explores motifs and symbols that originate from his earliest artistic endeavors yet remain central to his current practice. Symbols such as castles, all-seeing eyes, and serpents, together explore cyclical patterns and power structures in history. The exhibition explores Schoutlz’s visual language and intermixes it with undulating circles that seemingly broadcast beyond the edges of each intricate work.
The exhibition’s repetitive motif allows for Schoultz to explore new color patterns and dense gradients, while he expands his practice with new techniques. Flashe acrylics give some of the works a velvet finish, while others are sealed behind crystal resin that highlights each layer of his compositions.
Born in 1975 in Milwaukee, WI, Andrew Schoultz received his BFA in Illustration from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA, where he became an integral figure in the development of the city’s mural programs. Public art projects and murals continue to be a central facet of the artist’s practice, allowing him to make work that is accessible outside the confines of the gallery space.
Andrew Schoultz, Full Circle will be on view through December 1, 2018 at Joshua Liner Gallery, 540 West 28th Street, NYC.
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