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Chicago primarily based artist Andrea Coleman’s work may very well be described as modern nostalgia. Coleman’s digital work derive inspiration from representational photographic household memorabilia, clippings and movies. Combined with expressive mark-making and coloration, every bit addresses components of nostalgia and a distorted type of reminiscence. Her work challenges the very thought of reminiscence, its authenticity and reliability via the mixture of the actual and the imagined. The work investigates the intuitive interconnectedness and multidimensional relationship between snapshot and portraiture. The work is each intimate and joyous, we requested Andrea a number of questions on her present apply to be taught extra.
The Electric Touch of The Mossey Evergreens, Andrea Coleman
What are the key themes that you just discover in your work?
My work is the try. The try to unify, provoke and diversify a primary human expertise that echoes the voices of our ancestors that makes us common in our connection and vulnerability, no matter race, gender or faith. From the easy act of flipping via previous photograph albums to recalling previous occasions, I hope the work offers a platform to a kind of familiarity that provokes an understanding that may solely be absorbed emotionally.
What are you engaged on at the second?
Currently, I’m persevering with my digital collage work, in addition to engaged on a brand new video sequence referred to as Intimate Sphere. This piece is positioned in a hospital, the place the viewer explores the mundane, but morbid setting of the inside of a affected person’s room in the perspective of the “get well” flower. Static in a single place, two encounters are occurring at the similar time. The affected person is discussing the monetary state of affairs of the insurance coverage in juxtaposition to the barely out of view encounter of the nurse dialog with certainly one of the guests. The work explores empathy and intimacy.
What are a few of the finest issues about artwork in Chicago/ being an artist in Chicago?
To reply your query in a single phrase, the better part about artwork in Chicago and being an artist in Chicago is the neighborhood that you just develop alongside the means. As a black girl artist, the friendships and connections, particularly with those who admire the worth of the black expertise. I’ve cherished the collaborations and moments of magic created in these areas of neighborhood and love.
Physiognomy, Andrea Coleman
Your work is featured in The Other Art Fair X AMFM assortment. How did you begin working with AMFM/ Ciera?
I really began working with Ciera finally 12 months’s version of The Other Art Fair Chicago. I look ahead to persevering with to work with AMFM in the future!
What are you impressed by at the second?
During the pandemic, it has been tough to remain targeted and constant in my artwork apply, however I’ve gained inspiration from the nourishing time with my household, the varied zoom periods with my buddies, and the psychological improvement of my very own self-care. The intimacy and love proven all through this expertise have fueled my inspiration to no finish.
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